Orthodontics on Danforth

Dr. Emily Trohatos | 416-465-8880 | 758 Danforth Avenue | Toronto, ON M4J 1L5

For Children and Adults

photo of woman and girl smiling

Orthodontics for Children

It is recommended that the orthodontist to see children by age 7 in order to advise you if orthodontic treatment is required and when is the best time to start treatment. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and crossbites, crowding, and other problems can be evaluated. Often, when treatment is begun early, the orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaws and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb-sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. In other words, early treatment may simplify later treatment.

Orthodontics for Adults

Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. One of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is over the age of 21. Jaw surgery is more often required for adult orthodontic patients because their jaws are not growing. Adults also may have experienced some breakdown or loss of their teeth and bone that supports the teeth and may require periodontal treatment before, during, and/or after orthodontic treatment. Bone loss can also limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that is advisable.

⇑ Back to Top

Meet the Team | For New Patients | Patient Resources | About Ortho | About Braces | Types of Treatment | Featured Braces
Comfort Care | Home | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Patient Login | Doctor Login

Web Site Powered by Sesame 24-7™