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613-232-4266

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613-695-3525

The American Association of Orthodontists strongly recommends that children undergo orthodontic screening by an orthodontic specialist by the time a child is seven years old. An orthodontic specialist is a dentist with additional graduate-level training and board certification, who specializes in diagnosing and treating facial skeletal growth deformities as well as bite and teeth related misalignment.

 

By the age of seven, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, an orthodontist can evaluate 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.

 

Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later on. The benefits of early treatment may include:

Early Treatment

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth

  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth

  • Identifying and treating abnormal tongue posture

  • 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

  • Reducing the complexity and cost of future treatments

When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

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Downtown Location

Stars Orthodontics – Braces by Milne

Dr. Khaled Sharaf

239B Argyle Avenue

Ottawa, ON K2P 1B8

613-232-4266

613-232-8864

info@starsortho.ca

Kanata Location

Stars Orthodontics

Dr. Khaled Sharaf

Unit #19, 767 Silver Seven Road

Kanata, ON K2V 0H1

613-695-3525

613-702-8999

info@starsortho.ca

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  • Ottawa

  • Kanata

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