Our main office:
2797 Bathurst St. #100 • Toronto ON • M6B 4B9
416-787-9060
Satellite location:

1450 Clark Ave. W. #22 • Thornhill ON • L4J 7R5
905-669-6960

 

YOUR CHILDREN DESERVE:


Mouth breathing can cause narrow arches and unattractive smiles. By using functional appliances while children are actively growing, we can help them achieve a broad, beautiful smile.

Many children with narrow jaws, deep overbites or receding lower jaws have unhealthy jaw joints which can cause:
  • Headaches
  • Neck Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Earaches or ringing in ears
  • Fainting
  • Clicking or locking jaw
  • Difficulty opening jaws
Early use of functional appliances can prevent or eliminate these problems.

Mouth breathing can lead to orthodontic problems as well as other problems, such as lack of oxygen and poor sleep habits. This leaves children prone to daytime fatigue, an inability to concentrate in school and headaches.

Deep overbites and receding lower jaws may cause earaches, stuffiness or ringing in the ears. If infection has been ruled out, functional appliances can eliminate these symptoms effectively.

Narrow jaws can confine the tongue and interfere with normal speech. Functional appliances help ensure proper growth and greatly enhance a child's ability to speak normally.

WHY ARE FUNCTIONAL APPLIANCES SO IMPORTANT?

  • Bite Problems
  • Underdeveloped Jaws
  • Narrow Arches
  • Crowded Teeth
  • Deep Overbites
  • Jaw Joint Problems
  • Airway Problems
  • Thumbsucking Habits
  • Removal of adult teeth
  • Fang like tooth appearance
  • Lengthy use of braces
  • Speech difficulties
  • Crowding



Crowded teeth are caused by narrow arches. By developing the arches at an early age, we may prevent or eliminate the crowding of permanent teeth. Another advantage is that early treatment often eliminates the need to remove any adult teeth.


It is critical to correct any functional or jaw problems as soon as they are diagnosed.


Phase One - Functional Appliances (Ages 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 (Ages 12-14)
  • Teeth are straightened with braces
  • Braces usually take about 1.5 to 2 years
EARLY TREATMENT IS KEY, GET YOUR CHILD'S SMILE OFF TO A HEALTHY START

75% of 12-year-olds need orthodontic treatment. Yet 90% of your child's face has already developed! By guiding facial development earlier, through the use of functional appliances, 80% of the treatment can be corrected before the adult teeth are present!

Younger children between the ages of 8 and 11 are often much more cooperative than children of 12 to 14.

Another advantage of early Phase Once treatment is that children will need to wear fixed braces on their adult teeth for less time.

Almost 50% of children who need orthodontic treatment due to a bad bite have underdeveloped lower jaws. Functional appliances can reposition the lower jaw forward, improve the child's profile and correct the bite problem - within 7 to 9 months!