Orthodontics – Pickering, ON

Straighter Smiles Can Improve Future Oral Health

Your child is a good candidate for orthodontics or braces if they have healthy teeth, gums, and good oral habits. The most common conditions requiring braces are overbite, underbite and crowding. A consult with an orthodontist is typically recommended at age seven. However, if a child has alignment issues or other bite issues with baby teeth, the child should and can be treated with certain appliances in early treatment or phase I orthodontics to correct these issues before they cause severe problems with the permanent dentition. If you are concerned about any of these issues, please ask us so that we can address your concerns. If your child is a patient of record and has regular checkups at our Pickering pediatric dental office, we will evaluate bite issues at every six-month check.

Traditional Braces

Child smiles

Many children these days have dental misalignment that can easily be treated with orthodontics. Misaligned teeth can be easier to injure and harder to clean, and an uneven bite can make chewing difficult or even cause headaches, backaches, or neck pain by straining the TMJ joints. Using traditional braces, Dr. Marud can treat even complex issues like overbites, underbites, crossbites, and crowding. Here’s more about how braces can straighten teeth out to create a prettier, healthier smile.

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