Orthodontic Options For Your Child in Toronto

Our Toronto orthodontists provide orthodontic treatment for kids. Orthodontics is the area of dentistry that diagnoses and treats misalignment of teeth and jaws.


What is an Orthodontist?

An orthodontist is a dental professional with 2-3 years of specialized training beyond dental school and is a specialist at straightening teeth.

The orthodontic specialist is concerned with the diagnosis, and the guidance of corrective treatment for malocclusion (bad bite).

Orthodontists are specially trained in the corrective treatment of the misalignment of teeth and jaws to promote long-term oral health.

Orthodontists are required to study at an accredited orthodontic residency program as part of their extended education. Orthodontists limit their practice to orthodontic treatment unless they have training in another dental specialty.

Orthodontic Treatment For Children in Toronto

When should my child see an orthodontist?

At Treehouse Dental Care, we have an orthodontist on staff for your convenience.

While orthodontics can begin at any stage of life, it is best to go at the first sign of orthodontic problems, or before the age of seven.

While your child may not be ready for orthodontic care at that age, early prediction can save time and money, while attempting to avoid more serious problems later.

Why should my child see an orthodontist?

Untreated malocclusions can result in many problems, like crowded teeth that result in the inability to brush properly.

This can cause tooth decay and possibly gum disease.

As well, protruding teeth can lead to accidental chips, and uneven bites can cause speech impediment issues.

An orthodontist at Treehouse Dental Care can help your child build a healthy future.

What are some of the preventive treatments?

  • Create space for crowded or erupting teeth
  • Influence jaw growth to create facial symmetry
  • Reduce the risk of trauma from protruding teeth
  • Reserve space for teeth that have not grown in 
  • Reduce need for teeth removal
  • Reduce amount of time with braces

Contact us to discuss Orthodontic Treatment Services and how our Toronto dentists can help care for your child's dental health needs.


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