Many children require braces to fix dental issues, because, without them, these problems can worsen in the future. In the past, braces were typically large metal brackets placed on your teeth; these made daily activities such as eating, drinking, even talking, very difficult.
Luckily, nowadays there are more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing options available to you. If your child needs braces in Vaughan, bring them to Woodbridge Kids Dentistry. We have many options available for you, and offer individualized financial plans to suit your needs. Learn more about your Orthodontic options here.
Why Choose Woodbridge?
Free consultations: Braces are expensive enough without having to pay for consultations on top. At Woodbridge Kids we offer free orthodontic consultations, making it easier and more convenient for you to find the best option for your child’s needs.
Financing: One of the first questions parents have after they find out that their child needs braces is, “how much is this going to cost?” We want to make paying for your child’s braces as easy and affordable as possible. Which is why we offer individualized financing plans. Discuss your options when you come in for your free consultation, check out our financing page, or call our office at (905)-264-1543.
Our fees are based on the Ontario Pediatric Dentist Specialty Fee Guide; We currently accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, certified cheques or money orders. Please note that we don’t accept personal cheques. We also will work with you to maximize your insurance reimbursement for any procedures covered under your personal insurance.
Friendly atmosphere: At Woodbridge Kids Dentistry, we put the needs of your child first. Our staff is made up of a team of pediatric specialists that are passionate about making sure your child receives the best oral care. Stop by and view our kid friendly office to see the difference a pediatric dentist can make.
Braces have multiple uses, such as straightening teeth, fixing over and underbites, and many more. Often the need for braces is hereditary, but it can also occur from accidents or bad habits like thumb sucking. Whatever the reason is, braces can effectively correct your child’s dental problems. At Woodbridge Kids, we offer the following types of braces:
Ceramic (Clear) Brackets: Ceramic brackets are similar to metal braces, in that they are cemented to the teeth, but instead they are clear and difficult to see. Adjustments need to be made to these every 4-6 weeks to ensure the treatment is efficient.
Radiance Plus: These are the clearest ceramic bracket on the market. They are made from crystals, are very strong, and are practically invisible once they are bonded to the teeth. These are a great option for you if Invisalign braces are out of the question, but your child still doesn’t want their braces to show.
Invisalign: Invisalign braces are clear, removable braces that are preferred alternatives to metal braces. They are custom made to fit your child’s teeth, and gradually shift teeth into position for straighter teeth. It is recommended that Invisalign braces be worn 20-22 hours a day. As appealing as they are, Invisalign braces are not right for everyone. Ask about them during your free consultation.
Tips For Caring For Braces
Cleaning: Making sure that your child regularly cleans their braces is just as important for making sure that they clean their teeth. Food particles can get stuck in the braces just as easily as the can get stuck between teeth. There are special flosses that you can get for braces, just ask your child’s dental professional.
If your child has Invisalign braces, they’ll have to remove their braces to eat; make sure that they brush and floss their teeth thoroughly so that the Invisalign doesn’t trap food in. Your child will also have to clean their braces daily as well. You should also make sure that your child is cleaning their tray as well to avoid transferring bacteria back into their mouths.
Rubber bands: If your child requires rubber bands with their braces, make sure that they have spares on them in case a band breaks. This way they’ll be able to replace the broken band quickly.
Food: There are certain foods that your child can’t have while they have braces. This includes hard candy, popcorn, and sticky or chewy foods. These foods can break your child’s braces and should be avoided.