Early Orthodontic Treatment in Ottawa
Around the age of 7, children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth. At this stage it is easy for orthodontists to assess what needs to be done to correct tooth and jaw problems without surgery.
Early treatment means that we can help permanent teeth come in straight, create more space for crowded teeth and correct thumb and finger sucking.
Indications that your child should see an orthodontist:
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Thumb or finger sucking
- Difficulty chewing or biting food
- Mouth Breathing
- Crowded front teeth
- Shifting of the jaw when opening and closing mouth (crossbites)
- Speech impediments
Benefits of Early Orthodontic Treatment:
Orthodontics is not just for improving your smile. Orthodontic treatment improves bad bites, which occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. This plays a big part in the way you chew your food, clean your teeth, and smile. Correcting these types of malocclusions can prevent problems such as tooth decay, and or gum disease, accidental chipping, tooth wear, and speech impediments.
Contact Dr. Allen today to see if your child may be a candidate for early orthodontic treatment.