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Orthodontics Starts in Infancy

Orthodontics Starts in Infancy

Posted in Children, Phase 1 Treatment, Professional Education

While children should see us for an initial orthodontic assessment by age 7, did you know the habits that lead to good orthodontic health start in infancy? Our orthodontists in BC and Alberta explain how toothbrushing, thumbsucking and jaw development can influence how much orthodontic intervention will be needed later as a child grows.

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When should I consider bringing my kids to the orthodontist?

When should I consider bringing my kids to the orthodontist?

Posted in Children, General, Phase 1 Treatment

Many parents wonder when they should consider bringing their kids to see us. Our BC and Alberta dentists provide insight and advice about what signs to watch for and how treatment can benefit your children's health.

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Early Orthodontic Treatment: Is it Early or Optimal?

Early Orthodontic Treatment: Is it Early or Optimal?

Posted in Children, Phase 1 Treatment, Professional Education

What is considered early orthodontic treatment? Why is it ideal to detect developmental and orthodontic issues in children when they are young as opposed to entering their teen years? Our BC and Alberta orthodontists explain why early treatment is optimal for most kids.

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Could My Child's Sleep Talking be Related to an Orthodontic Issue?

Could My Child's Sleep Talking be Related to an Orthodontic Issue?

Posted in Airway, Children, Phase 1 Treatment, Related Conditions, Tips & Advice

Sleep talking, snoring and sleep apnea can be related to orthodontic issues that should be treated early to address health concerns. Our BC and Alberta orthodontists explain how these issues might be linked, and how early orthodontic assessment and intervention can help. 

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Can Orthodontics Help Correct My Child's Speech Issues?

Can Orthodontics Help Correct My Child's Speech Issues?

Posted in Children, Phase 1 Treatment, Related Conditions, Tips & Advice

When teeth emerge in a less-than-ideal way, this can cause speech problems. Our BC and Alberta orthodontists address common speech problems in children and how early orthodontic treatment can help.

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Teeth Grinding & Clenching in Children

Teeth Grinding & Clenching in Children

Posted in Children, Phase 1 Treatment, Related Conditions, Tips & Advice

Teeth grinding and clenching in children is an orthodontic-related issue that can cause many problems for a child's oral health. Our BC and Alberta orthodontists explain how this can occur, and how early intervention and treatment can help.

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Retruded or Protruded Lower Jaw in Children

Retruded or Protruded Lower Jaw in Children

Posted in Children, Phase 1 Treatment, Related Conditions, Tips & Advice

Issues with the jaw can be linked to problems such as mouth breathing, improper swallow, overactive lip and cheek muscles and more. Our BC and Alberta orthodontists discuss how a retruded or protruded jaw can affect children's oral health - and what can be done with early intervention.

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Lips Over Mouth: Should I be Concerned?

Lips Over Mouth: Should I be Concerned?

Posted in Children, Phase 1 Treatment, Related Conditions, Tips & Advice

While many people know orthodontic health is closely related to tooth alignment and other issues, they might not be aware that how our lips rest can also indicate a problem. Our BC and Alberta orthodontists explain what can be done for children with this challenge.

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Can an Orthodontic Issue be Causing My Child's Crooked Teeth?

Can an Orthodontic Issue be Causing My Child's Crooked Teeth?

Posted in Children, Phase 1 Treatment, Related Conditions, Tips & Advice

Crooked teeth are a fairly common problem for children, but they can lead to problems with chewing, speech and other issues. Our BC and Alberta orthodontists explain how this symptom is related to orthodontic health, and how early intervention and treatment can help.

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The Link Between Recurring Ear Infections & Children's Orthodontic Health

The Link Between Recurring Ear Infections & Children's Orthodontic Health

Posted in Children, Phase 1 Treatment, Related Conditions, Tips & Advice

Have you noticed your child has been suffering from recurring ear infections? This health concern may be linked to an orthodontic issue. Our orthodontists at myORTHODONTIST explain how, and what can be done to help address this symptom.

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