Do you or your child have smiles that are less than perfect? Orthodontics from Scarborough, ON dentist, Dr. Samantha Amaro at White Willow Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, treats more than aesthetics. Crooked smiles present oral health problems, too, that require correction for long lasting teeth and gums.
For anyone suffering from alignment or bite issues that harm the appearance and function of their teeth, it’s never too late to start orthodontic treatment if you’re an ideal candidate. However, many are unaware when it’s actually the best time to start orthodontic care. Generally, you want your child to have an orthodontic consultation around the age of seven. While this doesn’t mean they will need orthodontics at this point, it can help prevent additional problems down the road. At White Willow Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages.
Over the past several decades, dentistry and general healthcare have undertaken a shift in priority. In the past, dentists and physicians emphasized treating problems after they occurred, but today, the focus is on preventive care to maintain optimal oral and whole body health. Years of research, training, and experience have shown it’s easier to stop a problem from happening than it is to correct damage after the fact. It’s no surprise that orthodontists have come to the same conclusion. For this reason, more young people than ever are receiving early orthodontic intervention to allow permanent teeth to develop in ideal alignment rather than shifting already developed smiles.