When appropriate, early braces can guide growth and development, preventing significant problems later in life. Our Victoria and Sooke dental teams uses a variety of treatments to align your child’s teeth and bite, including traditional braces or Invisalign clear aligners. We utilize the most recent technology, selected for its accuracy, results, and quick treatment times.
As well as creating beautiful smiles, the advantages of braces for children and teens include:
- better dental function
- enhanced facial profile
- increased self esteem
- better biting and chewing
- improved speech if applicable
- improved gum health and dental health
Early treatment can also harmonize the width of the upper and lower dental arches, create space for adult teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking and other habits, and eliminate abnormal tongue swallowing or speech problems.
The time each person will wear braces depends on how much correction (and what type of correction) is needed. We can better predict the length of treatment after your first visit. Advances in technology continue to reduce the length of time children and teens will wear braces.