Orthodontics

We are proud to be offer our patients in-office orthodontic treatment.
It is important of us at Coral Kids Dentistry and Braces to be able to
offer all of the dental services your child may require, without having to send you to a different office.

Why Orthodontics

Our goal at Coral Kids is to provide the best possible orthodontic treatment to create an even more beautiful smile for your child. Through proper tooth and jaw alignment, your child will be able to bite, chew and speak with more ease than ever before.  Not only can this enhance your child’s self-esteem, but will also help improve his or her’s oral and physical health.

 

girl with glasses smiling with braces

 

When to see an orthodontist

The American Academy of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child have an orthodontic examination by age 7. This is because: 

  • Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present.
  • While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect.
  • The check-up may reveal that your child’s bite is fine. Or, the orthodontist may identify a developing problem but recommend monitoring the child’s growth and development, and then if indicated, begin treatment at the appropriate time for the child. In other cases, the orthodontist might find a problem that can benefit from early treatment.
  • Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.
  • In some cases, the orthodontist will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.

Early treatment may give your orthodontist the chance to:

  • Guide jaw growth
  • Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
  • Correct harmful oral habits
  • Improve appearance
  • Guide permanent teeth into a more favourable position
  • Improve the way lips meet

Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile.

 

The staff at Coral Kids Dentistry and Braces takes pride in ensuring that we provide our patients and their families with the most information possible, to ensure you are able to make informed decisions regarding your child’s orthodontic health care. We will always provide you with our treatment plan and suggestions to give you the time you need to review and make decisions based on these recommendations.

Please contact us today to discuss any possible orthodontic needs. We look forward to meeting you and your child. 

Children are delicate and require sensitivity, compassion and expertise.