Orthodontic treatments are about more than just gorgeous smiles. It encompasses the correction of a poor bite, repositions misaligned jaws, reduces overcrowding, and straightens crooked teeth, maximizing your overall oral health. People who have received orthodontic care will have fewer problems with decay, less incidence of TMJ dysfunction, and even better function. At Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, we can help you achieve a beautiful and healthy smile with our orthodontic treatments. It can benefit patients of all ages.

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Orthodontics for Young Children

It is untrue that braces and orthodontic work are specifically intended for older children or teens. The ideal age to begin orthodontic treatments is at the age of seven, when their bones are still growing. Orthodontic treatments in young children are known as interceptive orthodontics. It may not necessarily involve braces, but specific interventions can be made to better assist your child in having a healthier bite.

Early Orthodontic Intervention

Orthodontic treatment at a younger age can help dental professionals rectify alignment issues in your child. We can encourage healthier tooth development as permanent teeth are erupting. We can:

  • Guide permanent teeth into an ideal position as they begin to emerge.
  • Make space for permanent teeth by extracting baby teeth and placing a spacer.
  • Create space in the mouth arch for permanent teeth using a palatal expander device. This will expand the child’s top dental arch.

Orthodontics for Older Children and Teens

By the time your child is a teen, most of their permanent teeth have emerged. This is when a majority of parents consider having braces treatments. There are several benefits to orthodontic procedures for your teens, including:

  • Shift teeth that are crooked, overcrowded, or poorly positioned.
  • Improve your child’s bite. Malocclusions can increase tooth wear, joint problems, and even conceal decay.
  • Enhance your teen’s self-confidence. Research has shown that poor bites cause social anxiety in patients. From hiding their smile to feeling embarrassed, teens care about their appearance.

Orthodontic Treatments

Our dentist will assess your bite and make the appropriate treatment recommendations. We offer traditional braces, ceramic braces, and clear Invisalign aligners. You can decide from any of the above-mentioned orthodontic treatments based on your needs and preferences.

Traditional Braces

Traditional metal braces employ wires and brackets to give you an aligned smile. They work to move your teeth into the desired orthodontic positions gradually. The metal braces may appear unattractive, but they can correct complicated misalignment issues.


The Invisalign® system comprises clear plastic aligners that are custom-fabricated for your teeth. The transparent aligners give a discreet appearance while undergoing the treatment and it is especially beneficial for people conscious about their looks.

To learn more about our orthodontic treatments, visit our office, Kennedy Heights Dental Centre, at 11960 88 Ave, Delta, BC V4C 3C8, Canada. You can also reach us at 778.200.8556 and schedule an appointment.


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