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Orthodontic Care For Your Child In Calgary AB

At Surrideo Orthodontics, we have treatment solutions to help improve your smile and oral health. Located in Calgary, Alberta, Surrideo Orthodontics is home to Dr. Warren Cohen and his team of orthodontic professionals. Together, they work hard to customize treatment options to cater to your specific orthodontic needs. Our specialties include:

  • Metal Braces
  • Clear Braces
  • Invisible/Hidden Braces

We keep our office very comfortable and clean so that you have an enjoyable, positive orthodontic experience!

For children with orthodontic needs, we offer early orthodontic treatment. There are many advantages for your child’s future oral health by starting orthodontic treatment at an early age. Please learn more below and contact Surrideo Orthodontics with any questions!

When is the best time to start orthodontic treatment?

Surrideo Orthodontic likes to take a conservative approach to the timing of orthodontic treatment. We recommend an orthodontic screening at the age of 7. Evaluation at this early age allows us to start treatment if necessary. We choose the most advantageous times to begin treatment by monitoring your child’s oral growth and development. Dr. Cohen believes that screening for problems at the right time ensures the greatest results.

We spend a good amount of time discussing timing with orthodontic referrals from general dentists. This dialogue allows us to never miss an opportunity to straighten your child’s teeth. Don’t wait to visit your local Calgary orthodontist!

What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?

We are able to detect problems in a timely manner when we evaluate your child’s teeth at an early age. This advantage gives us a better opportunity for more effective treatment. Braces guide your child’s oral growth and development, preventing serious problems later on. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, the doctors can carefully monitor teeth growth and begin treatment when it is ideal.

Why is age 7 an important time for screening?

We carefully evaluate your child’s teeth after their first adult molars begin to erupt at age 7. When they have established the back bite, we are able to analyze front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile.

Starting treatment early ensures:

  • The best possible result
  • The least amount of time and expense
  • Timely detection of problems
  • Greater opportunity for more effective treatment

What are some reasons for early treatment?

Our general treatment philosophy is to wait until children have all of their permanent teeth. For long-lasting results, we start treatment at this ideal time. We want to give your child the shortest, most efficient treatment possible; however, there are instances when early intervention can provide huge benefits.

Some of these situations include:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Preserving space for unerupted teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces

Is your child a candidate for orthodontic treatment?

In addition to improving the aesthetics of the smile, orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Bad bites occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment and can affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile. Having Dr. Cohen evaluate your child’s bite is the best way to determine if any issues are present and can be corrected with orthodontic care.

Why should malocclusions be treated?

According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, malocclusions, can result in a variety of problems:

  • Crowded teeth are harder to properly brush and floss, which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.
  • Protruding teeth are more susceptible to chipping.
  • Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear.
  • Openbites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments.

Rest assured that Surrideo Orthodontics offers many treatment options to improve the health and look of your smile!

Schedule Your Child’s Appointment at our Calgary Orthodontic Office

Surrideo Orthodontics provides orthodontic services to adolescent patients in and around Calgary, Alberta. We specialize in early treatments for children to give them a healthy, long lasting smile. Please feel free to  contact us at (403) 282-7878 and schedule your child’s first orthodontic appointment today!