Early Treatment

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More About Early Treatment

It is recommended that children exhibiting orthodontic issues are seen no later than age 7 for their first evaluation. The American Association of Orthodontists and the caring team at Kelowna Orthodontics agree. While orthodontic treatment is rarely necessary at that young of an age, it is the perfect time to address certain jaw growth problems or specific tooth eruption abnormalities. Early interceptive treatment can positively ensure the best outcome with the least expense and time in treatment. In many cases, early treatment can help the patient avoid some expensive and complex orthodontic treatments in the future.

If any of the following symptoms of common dental problems are being experienced by your child, we recommend making an appointment to discover if they are a candidate for interceptive orthodontics.

Orthodontic treatments can help align your bite and teeth while helping to build your perfect smile – it can also improve your overall health.

Orthodontic therapy can deliver a straight, healthy smile, leading to improved physical and mental health and well-being.

To find out if your child would benefit from early orthodontic treatment, please call our office to schedule a free orthodontic consultation.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a free orthodontic consultation for your child. We look forward to meeting with you at your earliest convenience.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Saving space for teeth that haven’t erupted yet.
  • Add width to the lower or upper arches to eliminate crowding.
  • Establish extra room for new adult teeth.
  • Minimize the chance of trauma to any protruding teeth.
  • Improving and correcting minor speech issues.
  • Encouraging jaw growth to establish facial symmetry.
  • Eliminate the chance of possible tooth extractions of adult teeth later on.
  • Lessening treatment time for braces.
  • Stopping thumb and finger sucking.

According to studies completed by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can create a host of dental issues including:

  • Open-bites can be responsible for eating problems, tongue-thrusting, and speech impediments.
  • Over-jet affected teeth are more likely to experience accidental trauma.
  • Crowded teeth provide a host of hiding places for dental bacteria. They present a much trickier surface area for brushing and flossing, contributing to greater instances of tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Uneven tooth wear, enamel damage and undesirable growth can occur with crossbites and overbites.
  • Misaligned or crowded teeth along with excessive overjet (“bucked teeth”) or underbite can have a negative impact on a young patient’s developing self-esteem.
  • Bucked teeth or crowded, misaligned teeth with a visible underbite or overjet can negatively affect a person’s self-esteem at any age.

We strive to...

Make your orthodontic treatment a fun and rewarding experience
Work with you and your dentist to give you the most beautiful, healthy smile possible
Go above and beyond to accommodate busy schedules
Speak candidly with you about possible treatments and associated costs of treatment

Insurance & Billing

Our new patient coordinator will answer all your questions regarding your insurance. If you are unsure if you have orthodontic coverage, we recommend you contact your insurance provider directly as we do not have the ability to call on your behalf.

Why Choose Our Practice

Patient First Approach

We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Welcoming Team

We know that our office is only as effective and as welcoming as the people who work in it, which is why we take pride in our friendly and well-trained team members.

Interest Free Payments

We understand that orthodontic treatment can be a big investment. To help fit it into your specific budget, we are happy to offer zero-interest payment arrangements.

Our Satisfied Patients

We love hearing from our patients! Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to provide us with feedback. It means the world to us!