We Offer Comprehensive, Limited and Phase I (Interceptive) Orthodontic Treatment in South Ontario
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have their first evaluation with an orthodontist at seven years of age. If there is something evident earlier that does not look right, then an earlier evaluation can also be done. Through this evaluation, the optimal time to start orthodontic treatment can be determined by the orthodontist.
Every patient is different, and every case is unique. Depending on oral anatomy, jaw structure, health, main concerns and other factors, you or your child may need comprehensive, limited or Phase I orthodontic treatment. At Ontario Kids N Braces, Dr. Khullar is trained and experienced in providing recommendations in the type of orthodontic treatment that you need.
Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment
Orthodontic treatment is sometimes needed during a child’s development to correct problems with bite alignment, jaw issues, teeth crowding, and more. This type of treatment is referred to as comprehensive orthodontic treatment. Children, adolescents and adults needing comprehensive orthodontic treatment usually need to wear braces for a few years. Depending upon the type of correction needed, the treatment time in braces can range from 18 months to 30 months.
Limited Orthodontic Treatment
Limited orthodontic treatment is often appropriate for mature patients – older teens and adults. This form of treatment also varies in duration, but mainly addresses straightening the front teeth and bringing them into the correct position. Limited orthodontic treatment is mainly performed for cosmetic purposes and may not be appropriate for patients with bite problems or issues with their posterior (back) teeth. Limited orthodontic treatment is also an option for patients that had braces before, but the teeth have shifted slightly and need to be moved back into the correct position.
Phase I (Interceptive) Orthodontic Treatment
Phase I orthodontic treatment is done on patients who have both primary and permanent teeth. The usual age range of patients for Phase I is seven to ten years of age. Some of the evident problems requiring this type of treatment consist of narrow jaw size, incorrect jaw growth (excessive underbite or overbite), excessive overlapping or spacing of upper or lower front teeth as they erupt. Phase I treatment does not require braces on all teeth; it usually requires an appliance and/or braces on a few teeth to correct early developmental problems.
A consultation with Dr. Khullar is the first step toward a great smile for yourself or your child. Dial (909) 466-4611 today and schedule an appointment with us.