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Orthodontics for children

Orthodontic treatment for children can begin as early as age 7. 

Montreal orthodontist Dr. Nguyen and her team care about their young patients’ dental health in their clinic beside the Mount Royal.

Orthodontic treatment for children

There are advantages to undergo orthodontic treatment at an early age, even if a child has only her/his baby teeth (primary dentition) or a combination of baby and adult teeth (mixed dentition). If at your first visit you are informed that you will not need orthodontic treatment, we suggest a follow-up to monitor tooth development and eruption.

Immediate intervention may be necessary to prevent certain problems. Early treatment can reduce the complexity of a second phase of orthodontic treatment during adolescence (full treatment).

When orthodontics for children is recommended

This first phase of treatment, also known as the interceptive phase, lasts anywhere from 12 to 18 months. At the end of this phase, we will provide a follow-up until most of your permanent teeth have grown in. 

At this point the orthodontist will determine if you need further orthodontic treatment.

There are several reasons why you should book a visit to an orthodontist for your child:

Give your child a beautiful smile

An initial check-up and follow-up exam at Orthodontie
Côte-des-Neiges can build your child’s self-confidence and reduce the risk of need more extensive treatment as they grow older.

Frequently asked questions

Dentists are general practitioners. They deal in many aspects of oral health, while an orthodontist specializes in the correction of malocclusions, dental alignment and dentofacial orthopedics. 

Unfortunately, no. If you have private or group insurance, we will provide you with an orthodontic insurance form to submit to your insurance company. Orthodontic fees are tax-deductible. 

You should continue to visit your dentist regularly during your orthodontic treatment. The professional fees for your orthodontic treatment exclude the cost of routine dental care.

Usually every 8 weeks, depending on the type of treatment you choose. Regular appointments are the key to a successful orthodontic treatment.

You will need avoid some food to prevent damage to the wires or cause your braces to come loose.

Braces do not interfere with your regular brushing. We will provide a kit and give you hygiene and brushing instructions.

In the days following the installation of your appliances, your speech may be slightly slurred, but keep in mind that this is temporary.

Schedule an appointment with our clinic

Whether we ultimately recommend Damon brackets, clear aligners or corrective jaw surgery, book an appointment with our clinic is the first step.

Our dedicated team will be delighted to welcome you and your child to our facility. After a thorough evaluation, we’ll suggest the best method for taking care of your child’s teeth.

Contact us today for more information.