Orthodontic Care for Children: Everything You Need to Know About

Par Dr. Normand Bach 01/12/2021

Orthodontic Care for Children: Everything You Need to Know About

Parents want nothing more than to see their children smiling brightly and happily for years to come! This is precisely why Dr. Normand Bach’s team is so committed to their mission of ensuring healthy, happy teeth for life. Apart from purely aesthetic considerations, orthodontic care for children also means correcting dental disorders at an early stage.

The office of Dr. Normand Bach, in Montreal, provides orthodontic treatment for children and adults. Here, Dr. Normand Bach answers questions about available treatments for younger patients.

At What Age Should I See an Orthodontist?

According to a number of experts, a baby’s first visit to the dentist should occur once the child’s first teeth have emerged. The first consultation with an orthodontist should typically occur around the age of 7. The specialist takes the time to examine your jaws, your teeth, and monitor their growth. If necessary, the specialist might recommend possible treatment options.

In the majority of cases, you should consult a specialist before your child reaches the age of 12, as children’s facial bones are fully grown by this time. The earlier the treatment, the easier it is to intervene and correct any malocclusions.

Making an appointment with your orthodontist is advisable when you consistently:

  • notice that your child’s teeth are not positioned correctly;
  • notice there is a significant misalignment between your child’s upper and lower jaws;
  • notice your child breathes through his mouth and some of his teeth grow faster than others and extend in the wrong direction.

Why Consult an Orthodontist?

After doing a thorough oral examination, your orthodontist can assess whether orthodontic treatment will be necessary. They can also detect a possible malocclusion in time, and deal with it before the teeth stop growing. The idea is to prevent anything that could eventually lead to dysfunctional teeth, such as tooth loosening, chewing difficulties, premature wear of the teeth, etc.

We should also not overlook the aesthetic factor. In fact, the way the teeth are positioned affects both your smile and facial features. You should therefore think about the health of your child’s future teeth so that your children get the chance to laugh a lot and show off their beautiful smiles as they grow.



Orthodontic care for Children: Which Treatments Are Suitable?

In most cases, available treatments start roughly around the age of 6.

However, treatments vary depending on your child’s age, but also on the condition of his or her teeth and how well they are growing.

When your child only has all or part of his or her teeth, the preferred option is to use discreet removable braces such as Invisalign. On the other hand, if your child’s permanent teeth have all come in, fixed braces, commonly called aligners, may be recommended.

In either case, it is important to know that from a young age, children benefit enormously from getting the right treatment for their particular situation. Dr. Normand Bach’s team takes the time to explain in detail both the advantages and limitations of each of the recommended treatments.

How Much Does Orthodontic Treatment Cost?

First and foremost, it is important to realize that prices may vary from one clinic to another. Nevertheless, it is equally essential to find out if your insurance covers orthodontic treatments, and up to what amount.

In all cases, you should take the time to discuss with your orthodontist, the treatment needed for your child, how long it will take, the cost and the number of visits necessary. At Dr. Normand Bach’s clinic, we are sensitive to your financial situation and can offer you flexible and advantageous packages.

The Clinic of Dr. Normand Bach: The Best Address for Your Child’s Teeth!

For years now, the talented team of specialists at The Clinic of Dr. Normand Bach, has devoted all of its expertise to restoring your children’s pure, beautiful smiles by treating their malocclusions. Children’s treatments are gentle and the process is fun and cheerful. You will notice the difference in a short period of time, and your child will be happy to visit us.

Need more information about the treatments we offer? We invite you to make an appointment with Dr. Normand Bach today. Our team at the Montreal Orthodontic Clinic has highly skilled professionals who can give you individualized advice and answers for your child’s situation. We are pleased to welcome you to our clinic in Montreal, in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal. Dr. Normand Bach and his team work in a contemporary, state-of-the-art facility, offering quality care and guaranteeing beautiful smiles all around!

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