If you’ve ever looked in the mirror and wished your smile was more aligned, Thornbury Family Dental offers options to help you achieve the look of your dreams. Whether your teeth are gapped, crooked or you suffer from an overbite, underbite or crossbite, rest assured that our team can work with you to find the right solution.

Avoiding Future Issues

We focus strongly on early intervention orthodontics for children. Most commonly done for children in the age group from 7-10, it involves different types of plates that can give teeth a chance to erupt properly or shorten the duration of future treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who might need early intervention orthodontics?

Children with problems such as tongue thrusting or finger sucking may end up needing braces in their teenage years. The corrections we can apply earlier in life can ensure a better relationship between the top and bottom teeth, avoiding possible surgery or requiring braces for a briefer period.

What if my child doesn’t wear the plate as they should?

The plates can be removable, or non-removable if the child isn’t compliant with our wearing recommendations.

Does it mean they won’t need braces?

Though you may not be able to avoid the necessity of your child wearing metal braces later on, it can make such treatment less costly and time-consuming.

Why should a child have early intervention orthodontics?

The younger years are when teeth are still developing. By catching them at this critical phase, potential problems can be reversed or lessened in impact.

How do I know if my child needs early intervention orthodontics?

The only way to know whether your child would benefit from this type of treatment is to be evaluated by a qualified dental professional. Our team enjoys seeing children and will make them comfortable and relaxed during their visits. After assessing their gums and teeth, we will discuss our recommendations with you so that you can decide how you’d like to move forward.


Contact our friendly, helpful team today to discuss orthodontics in Thornbury and achieving the more aligned look you’ve always wanted!