Your Path To A Perfect Smile

The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children should have an orthodontic examination at age 7. At this age, several important dental features can be evaluated such as dental alignment, bite issues, jaw growth, and speech deficiencies.

There are certain issues that we look for at this age that, if not corrected early, can lead to bigger problems later in development. Early intervention can reduce the need for invasive procedures such as the extraction of permanent teeth and jaw surgery.


Problems to watch for
in children age 7 to 9

  • Inadequate space for the erupting permanent teeth
  • Crossbite between the front and/or back teeth
  • Thumb sucking habit that impacts jaw development
  • Protrusive upper incisors that are prone to traumatic injury
  • Forward tongue posture that interferes with dental alignment
  • Mouth breathing and/or speech impediments
  • Early or late loss of baby teeth

If your child does not require early treatment, they will be placed in our recall program and benefit from regular complimentary visits throughout their dental development. We will monitor the eruption of their permanent teeth and let you know when the ideal time would be to begin orthodontic treatment.