Orthodontics

Beautiful faces and beautiful smiles!

A broad, beautiful smile that you can be proud of is an obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment. People who are happy with their smile are more confident with themselves and those around them. It is no wonder that parents want to provide their children with the best chances of success and that adults seek treatment for personal and business reasons.

But beyond the cosmetic advantages of straight teeth, there are important health benefits as well:

  • Straight teeth are less prone to decay or periodontal (gum) disease
  • Straight teeth present a lower risk of injury.
  • They are easier to keep clean.
  • Misaligned teeth can also cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces.
  • Misaligned teeth can lead to chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck.

Early Treatment is key!

At Convent Glen Dental Centre, Dr. Mosco can enhance a smile at any age, beginning treatment of orthodontic problems between the ages of 7 and 10 can bring about the best result and the least amount of time and expense. Early prevention may be less costly than the dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years. For this reason, it is recommended that all children should undergo an orthodontic evaluation by age 7.

Why age 7? This is when the first molars and incisors usually erupt, establishing the bite. During this time, Dr. Mosco can monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

Some of the most direct results of early treatment are:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Guiding permanent teeth into a more favourable position
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces
  • Correcting harmful oral habits
  • Improving appearance and self-esteem
  • Improving the way lips meet