Calgary Dental Centers

Calgary Dental Centers

Your child's smile is an essential part of their comfort and psychological wellness. Children with misaligned teeth are often teased on the playground and at school, and they may become withdrawn and have low self-esteem. That is why it’s crucial to make sure that you take your little one to the dentist regularly for check-ups.

At East Village Dental, we provide high-quality orthodontic care for children. We offer braces, brackets, and retainers to help correct dental misalignment. Our Calgary dental centers have a friendly and caring environment where your child can get the dental care they need.

Signs That Your Child Needs Braces

Here are signs that your child may require braces.

  • Prolonged Thumb Sucking

If your young one sucks on their thumb for a long time, there’s a high chance that their teeth will protrude outwards. Most children suck on their thumbs between the ages of 2 and 4 years, but if they keep sucking their thumbs after the permanent teeth come in, they will need braces to correct misaligned teeth.

  • Crooked Teeth

Everyone wishes that they had the set of teeth they see on magazine covers, but that's not how mother nature works. Many people need different dental devices to align their teeth properly. If your child has crooked teeth, you may be wondering whether the issue is big enough to require orthodontic help.

Crooked teeth might cause embarrassment and low self-esteem, make chewing difficult, and can become painful. Although you are not trying to make your child look like a movie star, taking them to the dentist will save you from dealing with more significant dental problems later.

  • Abnormal Bites

An abnormal bite refers to the misalignment depending on how the teeth in the upper and lower jaw fit together. There are four types of abnormal bites; an overbite, crossbite, underbite and, open bite. Overbites occur when the upper teeth protrude and overlap the lower teeth while underbites arise when the lower teeth protrude.

Crossbites are a result of irregularly positioned teeth bringing them closer to the tongue or cheek, instead of their normal position. A crossbite can lead to a child’s jaw not close properly, making it hard to speak or eat.

Children with an open bite have an alignment problem where their upper and lower teeth do not touch. When abnormal bites are left untreated, they cause problems with chewing, fractured teeth, and lisps.

  • Late or Early Loss of Baby Teeth

If your little one lost their baby teeth too early or too late, they may need braces. Children lose baby teeth when they are six years old. But it can happen as early as four years old or as late as eight years old, in which case they might develop alignment issues and require braces.

Put A Smile on Your Child's Face

At East Village Dental, we believe a beautiful smile is a lovely gift for your little one. Our staff are excellent with children and will help them feel comfortable and safe throughout their visit. To schedule a visit at our Calgary dental centers, call us today on (403) 263-9014.

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Once the tooth is weakened enough, the bacteria can break through causing cavitation or what is more commonly known as a cavity. When a cavity appears, the tooth is in need of a filling because the tooth cannot repair itself, the site cannot be cleaned, and ther to obtain the clearest images possible. Our digital x-rays provide patients with a lower dose of radiation and an instant image compared to the traditional film. The intra-oral camera we use in clinic is held like a pen and takes high quality photographs of your teeth and gums. We use these photos to augment our explanations of certain situations within your mouth. With our digital x-rays, intra-oral camera, and 3D imaging, we are able to SHOW and explain to patients exactly where we see the areas of interest and what we will be doing to correct the situation. Our dual computer screens located in every operatory, allow you to sit comfortably while the dentist takes the time to show you the images on the monitor indentures won’t move, slip, or require removal for cleaning as they’ll become just like your regular teeth when in action. You’ll continue to care for you crown or dentures as you would your teeth. With excellent care plaque are present along with traces of food, they produce acids which demineralize the tooth and consequently weaken it. Once the tooth is weakened enough, the bacteria can break through causing cavitation or what is more commonly known as a cavity. When a cavity appears, the tooth is in need of a filling because the tooth cannot repair itself, the site cannot be cleaned, and ther to obtain the clearest images possible. Our digital x-rays provide patients with a lower dose of radiation and an instant image compared to the traditional film. 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