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Are You Looking For Orthodontic Braces For Kids Near Me?

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Often, as the permanent teeth begin to grow into the mouth, parents start to think about braces for their child’s teeth. This leads them to Google “orthodontic braces for kids near me”.

Crooked teeth are very common in kids and teens as baby teeth are usually smaller than adult teeth. This size discrepancy becomes apparent as early as age 6 or 7 and as late as 12 or 13.


We have great news for you!

Every orthodontist in Calgary treats all ages with braces and other orthodontic appliances.

We recommend every child see an orthodontist around the age of 7 to have their upper and lower teeth and bite checked.

This visit is a free consultation and our orthodontists will let you know if your child requires orthodontic treatment.


What Should You Look For In An Orthodontist?

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Orthodontic treatment is something that takes place over many years and it is important that you feel good about the provider you choose for your family.

A practice that is located close, orthodontists with good reviews, providers that offer several treatment options, and people that are kind, treat you well and do not rush you are important factors.


You do not need a referral to see an orthodontist near you, so ask around and/or do some Google research and then check a few of them out.

We highly encourage people to get multiple opinions so they are positive they have made the right choice for their family.


Orthodontic Treatment

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When people talk about orthodontic treatment, they can be talking about many things. 

Orthodontists use a variety of appliance types to correct the position of teeth and jaws.

It’s not just about a straight smile. Having your teeth and bite in the right place means an improvement in your oral health. It can even prevent gum disease.


Invisalign Treatment

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One of the orthodontic services that most orthodontists provide is Invisalign or clear aligner treatment.

They can be used at a young age and prevent tooth decay because they can be removed.

Treatment time and results in children, and any other patient are excellent and exactly the same as traditional braces.


Wearing Braces

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Braces, also known as fixed braces, because they are glued to the teeth, are well-known to most parents.

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Orthodontics has been moving teeth with braces for well over 100 years.

If your treatment plan includes braces, you can expect the following:

  • Braces glued onto the permanent teeth.
  • Mild discomfort for your child (children) for the first few days to a week (ask about our Dental Pain Eraser to have pain-free orthodontics).
  • Brushing and flossing will be more difficult and take more time. Your child (children) are at a greater risk of dental decay when in braces.
  • Food restrictions (usually hard, sticky and chewy foods, and no popcorn).
  • Appointments every 4-8 weeks.


Early Treatment

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Treatment by an orthodontist before all of the adult teeth are in the mouth is considered early treatment.

Our patients that are 7 to 10 years old generally fall into this category.

Most children do not require early treatment. The problems that we address when there is a mix of baby and adult teeth are only those that pose a risk to the health of the teeth or can not be easily treated in the teenage years.


The recommendation is for every child to see an orthodontist at the age of 7 so that the big problems can be identified and treated at the best time.


For all other children (about 85% of them), an early visit at a free consultation is just to gather information about what treatment might be needed in the teenage years and make plans for the future.


Your First Dental Visit

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Your child (children) should see the dentist for the first time as soon as the first tooth appears in the mouth. Many dentists are happy to see kids at this age, but if they are uncomfortable, they will refer you to a pediatric dentist.

Dental care is health care. Good dentists will let you know when your child should go for an orthodontic evaluation. That being said, some dentists are not aware that every child should be seen around age 7.

This is one of the reasons a referral is not needed. You are welcome to contact your local orthodontists for your children. Their smile and bite are important.


Orthodontic Problems

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There are many tooth and jaw problems that require the help of an orthodontist.


The most common are crowding, spacing, overbite, underbite, crossbite and deep bite.

Treatment for these problems varies and there are many options available.

No two children are the same, so it is important to get the opinion of an orthodontic specialist.


Payment Plans and Hidden Fees

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When you visit the orthodontist and treatment is recommended, make sure you get all of the details on payment plans.

Ask if there is any interest associated with payments.

Is a large downpayment required?

Are there any hidden fees or items that could be added later.


You should feel like the pricing structure is very transparent and easy to understand.



Why Choose Impact Orthodontics?

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If you are looking for a beautiful smile or better bite (or both) for your child (children), Impact Orthodontics is one of the best orthodontic practices in Calgary.

Treatment can be completed with a variety of different tools (braces, Invisalign, expanders, etc.).


We offer free consultations for children, and if you choose a payment plan, there is never any interest charged. We also do not require a large downpayment.

Come in today and discover the Impact difference! You can book online or call or text us at 403-256-7797 to get scheduled.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Learn more about Orthodontics from some of our other articles!

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