Send Your Child Back-to-School with a Healthy Smile

Send Your Child Back-to-School with a Healthy Smile

No matter what grade your child just started this school year, back-to-school season inevitably brings with it a long list of to-do items. There are new clothes to buy, school supplies to purchase, and permission forms to complete. For many parents, this is also the time to schedule their child’s annual pediatric doctor visit. But did you know that your child might also benefit from an orthodontic screening with an orthodontist this fall?

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all young children receive a complete orthodontic screening with an orthodontic specialist no later than age seven. An orthodontist will be trained to identify problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth, even before children lose all of their baby teeth! In fact, even if your child’s teeth appear to be straight, there could be underlying problems with jaw growth and development that only a trained orthodontist can detect. More»

Will My Child Need Braces? The Benefits of Early Orthodontic Intervention

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For parents across Canada, helping their children stay as healthy as possible is one of their top priorities in life. That means making sure your child has routine checkups at the dentist and doctor, as well as ensuring they get the care they need for illnesses like colds and flu. But there’s another area of care that’s often overlooked by parents of young kids – early orthodontic intervention. In fact, while most parents may not even begin to think about braces until their child is in the pre-teen years, the Canadian Orthodontic Association recommends taking your child to see an orthodontist by the time they’re seven years old – or even earlier. Why so young? The reasons are actually pretty simple. More»

Why Every Child Should Visit an Orthodontist by Age 7

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The right time for an orthodontist checkup? Age 7. That’s right: you don’t want to wait until your child is in middle school or high school for that first trip. While “braces” has become as synonymous with a teenager rite of passage as awkward first kisses and high school dances, orthodontics care should start much earlier.

Most people do not realize that an orthodontic evaluation by a qualified Halifax orthodontist is not expensive. In fact, many standard evaluations are offered free of charge. An early evaluation can pay big dividends, too. Even if your child’s emerging teeth appear to be straight, an orthodontist can identify subtle problems in jaw and tooth development that are unnoticeable to the untrained eye. More»

Top 5 Ways Braces Encourage Healthy Development

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Orthodontic treatment is vital for your child’s development, including his or her oral health, self-esteem and even their ability to speak clearly. It’s well worth spending a bit of time in braces to get the advantages of straight teeth, a more attractive smile and improved oral health. More»