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Interceptive Orthodontics

Interceptive orthodontics, also known as Phase 1 Orthodontics, involves early intervention to correct issues such as abnormal bites that develop earlier in life and then progress into lifelong skeletal issues. This fusion of orthopedic and orthodontic treatment is offered to prevent or minimize developing malocclusions or improper teeth eruptions so as to encourage the facial skeleton to grow properly. At Smiles on Queen, we use everything from habit-breaking appliances and removable retainers to fixed brackets to offer your child the treatment plan he or she needs.

301 Queen st south, unit 3c,
Bolton Ontario L7E 2B1
Tel.: 905-533-2030
Fax: 905-533-2032

Habits such as thumb sucking and extended pacifier use can also lead to dental issues such as crossbites, narrow dental arches, overbites and asymmetric growth. Most of these conditions can be resolved with interceptive orthodontics, if caught early enough.

In the long term, when the proper orthodontic treatment is administered early in life, it may eliminate the need for removal of permanent teeth if your child decides to have complete orthodontics done in the future, or as an adult. It can also prevent the need for expensive and painful jaw surgery in the case of developing an untreated open bite. In the short term, it can correct the problem of an “overbite” that a child is teased for much earlier in their life, protect vulnerable teeth that stick out from breaking during play or sports, and allow for proper, aesthetically pleasing growth that will make any future treatment time shorter and simpler.

Examples of interceptive orthodontics include:

  • Fixing a posterior crossbite through expansion of a narrow upper jaw
  • Removal of baby teeth to ensure the permanent teeth erupt properly in the mouth
  • Reduction of protrusion of the upper front teeth to prevent fracture due to an injury or trauma
  • Holding the upper jaw back to allow a slow-growing lower jaw to catch up
  • Fixing a single-tooth crossbite that catches your child’s lip or tongue
  • Addressing thumb-sucking or other habits before they cause irreversible skeletal changes

At Smiles on Queen, we have qualified dentists ready to offer any form of interceptive care. We always advise parents to start keeping an eye on their child’s dental health from an early age. In fact, it’s never too early to maintain good oral hygiene.

We have experts who will identify malocclusions such as crowded teeth and bite problems. We will actively intervene in order to ensure the teeth that emerge in the mouth are properly guided. Our interceptive orthodontic care will help you save time and money by preventing more extensive treatments in the future.

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What to expect

Depending on the issue at hand, we offer orthodontics to straighten crooked teeth, break poor habits, correct bite issues and guide erupting teeth back in the rightful position. When your teeth are crooked or poorly aligned, they are harder to keep clean. Proper orthodontic care will make it easier for you to keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay. This is because you can access all parts of your teeth and gums when brushing and flossing. Crooked teeth have hidden areas that promote plaque buildup. That’s why we always advise patients to pursue orthodontic attention as soon as possible. There are fixed and removable appliances that vary in use and how long they take to work.

Some appliances used in interceptive orthodontics can alter a child’s speech within the first few days. However, this is usually temporary, and our appliances allow children to play, jump, swim and enjoy their day to day life without any discomfort. Come see us for a consultation if you suspect your child’s teeth may need interceptive care.

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Daniel Hardison
Daniel Hardison
14:07 17 Feb 18
I am beyond grateful to the staff at the Smiles On Queen. I until the past 6 months had allowed my health and especially my dental health to rapidly decline. I had avoided the dentist for close to a decade and had a lot of fear, shame and embarrassment regarding the state of my teeth. From the moment I entered the office and furthermore on my call to book my appointment I was met with a degree of compassion and understanding that quite honestly has left me overwhelmed. The care, patience and expertise of the hygienist was extraordinary. Additionally the receptionist was equally as kind and understanding. Thank you - you have done so much for my self esteem - I can smile again without having to worry about the appearance of my teeth. I would highly recommend this office to anyone.
Aaron J. Jones
Aaron J. Jones
08:09 20 Feb 18
I was referred to this office by a friend because they offer IV sedation. I was very anxious at the dentist before but I was able to remove my wisdom teeth and I did not feel pain or discomfort. The dentist Dr. Lawrence was confident and told me what I was to expect afterward in terms of minor swelling and they also told me to come back if I have any problems but I am fine and happy. Overall I am happy this office was able to see me and they are great.
Julia Austerlitz
Julia Austerlitz
16:40 14 Feb 18
This dental office is staffed with some of the best people you will ever meet. First of all I would like to say that I’m really afraid dentists (I think its dentistophobia 😊), I've been to over 5 different ones with the same negative results from all. My mother is a cancer survivor and suggested that I check out her dental office...so I did. I was greeted by a team of fantastic people concerned with nothing but my well being. These people are angels sent here to help others in a time of difficulty, it is, honestly an absolutely amazing place.
phillipa cam
phillipa cam
17:50 26 Feb 18
My experience with both Dr Hung and Dr Norsen has been great and their office staff are very welcoming! I was well informed in details of my treatments and felt safe and secure for them to perform it. Both dentist are very gentle and does a phenomenal job. I was happy with my filling when it was done and I'd recommend these guy to every one. 😄
James Edwards
James Edwards
04:00 26 Feb 18
This was by far one of the best dental experiences I've ever had. I have a huge fear of the dentist and was open about my fears upon arrival. Dr. Norsen was kind, caring and catered to my needs and phobia. I 100% recommend this dental facility. I also felt nothing while receiving my fillings and I'm very hard to freeze and had a lot of work that needed to be done. Over all an awesome experience for the dentist.
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