Children’s Orthodontics

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More About Children’s Orthodontics

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child’s first evaluation occur no later than age 7 or at the first sign of orthodontic problems. Drs. Derek Pollard, Diego Diaz, Glenn Perrin, Jessica Kehler agree with this recommendation. Orthodontic treatment is often not necessary at this early age, but for some children who have specific tooth eruption or jaw growth abnormalities, appropriate interceptive treatment will ensure the very best treatment outcome with the least amount of treatment time and expense. Early treatment may also avoid some more complicated orthodontic procedures in the future.

If your child is experiencing any of the following common dental issues, they should come see one of our experienced orthodontists to help determine if any interceptive orthodontic treatment is warranted:

We offer complimentary orthodontic consultations to determine if early treatment would benefit your child. Please reach out to our office to schedule an appointment. We are eager to meet with you and discuss your child’s orthodontic needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Preserving space for unerupted teeth

  2. Regulate the width of the lower and upper arches

  3. Create more room for newly erupting adult teeth

  4. Reducing the risk of trauma to teeth that are protruding

  5. Correcting/Improving minor speech problems

  6. Creating facial symmetry and balance by encouraging jaw growth

  7. Reduce the risk of potential tooth extractions of adult teeth later in life

  8. Reducing treatment time with braces

  9. Eliminating finger and thumb sucking

Studies performed by the American Association of Orthodontists have concluded that untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems, including:

  1. Openbites can lead to speech impediments, tongue-thrusting habits, and eating difficulties

  2. Protruding front teeth are more susceptible to accidental trauma

  3. Crowded teeth are harder to maintain, more difficult to floss and brush, which may contribute to higher rates of gum disease and tooth decay

  4. Overbites and Crossbites can lead to unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear

  5. Misaligned or crowded teeth along with excessive overjet (“bucked teeth”) or underbite can had a negative impact on a young patient’s developing self-esteem.

Orthodontic treatments can help align your bite and teeth while helping to build your perfect smile – it can also improve your overall health.

To find out if your child would benefit from early orthodontic treatment, please call our office to schedule a free orthodontic consultation.

We strive to...

Offer you and your family members a comfortable and warm environment.
Work with your general dentist to give you the most beautiful, confident smile possible.
Take time to explain all of our findings, recommended treatments, and treatment options.
Build a strong relationship based on trust and transparent communication.

Insurance & Billing

Our new patient coordinator will answer all your questions regarding your insurance. We are happy to offer zero-interest payment arrangements to help fit into your budget.

Why Choose Our Practice

Open Communication

First and foremost, we believe that quality orthodontic care begins with frequent and open communication. Right from the start, our orthodontists will take the necessary time to explain all of their diagnostic findings, recommended treatments, and possible treatment alternatives.

Modern Office

We have a modern, comfortable office here at West Kelowna Orthodontics, and have combined these great features with a committed and caring team that will help to ensure that you receive great overall orthodontic care.

Payment Options

We understand that orthodontic treatment can be a big investment. To help fit it into your specific budget, we are happy to offer zero-interest payment arrangements. And our new patient coordinator is here to answer all your questions regarding your insurance.

Our Satisfied Patients

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