Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

Parents want the best for their children; straight teeth, properly sized jaws, straight profiles and beautiful smiles. By treating problems early, you save money and may prevent the need for more extensive future treatment.

An average of 75% of 12 years olds need orthodontic treatment, yet 90% of a child's face has already developed by then! By guiding facial development early, 80% of treatment can be corrected before the adult teeth are present! Early phase one treatment means children will need to wear fixed braces on their adult teeth for less time.

Arch development

May help correct:

  • Bite problems
  • Underdeveloped jaws
  • Narrow arches
  • Crowded teeth
  • Deep overbites
  • Jaw Joint problem
  • Airway problem
  • Thumb-sucking habits

Usually prevents:

  • Removal of adult teeth
  • Fang-like tooth appearance
  • Lengthy use of braces
  • Speech difficulties
  • Crowding

Phase one

Arc development-age 5 to 12

Early treatment should be initiated for:

  • Habits such as tongue thrusting and thumb-sucking
  • A constricted airway due to swollen adenoids or tonsils
  • Mouth breathing or snoring problems
  • A bad bite
  • Bone problems (i.e. Narrow or underdeveloped jaws)

Phase two

Braces – Age 12 to 14

  • Teeth are straightened with braces
  • Braces usually take about 1 ½ to 2 years

Dentist Nun's Island

Dr. Manuela Barsan is located at 100A-1 Place du Commerce, Nun's Island, QC and proudly serves the surrounding areas of Nun's Island, Verdun, Saint Paul, Le Sud-Quest, Montreal West, Hampstead, Mont-Royal, Cote-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grace, Westmount, Outremont, Downtown Montreal, Ville-Marie, Saint Lambert, LeMoyne, Brossard, La Prairie, Point St Charles, St Henri, Villemard, Lasalle, Cote St. Luc, Longueuil, Greenfield Park, St Constant, St Catherine, St. Bruno and other greater Montreal area locations.