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How are kid's dental services and orthodontics linked?

Your child's pediatric dentist and orthodontist can both play major roles in caring for their oral health. In today's post, our dentists in Burnaby discuss the link between children's dental care and orthodontics.

Dental & Orthodontic Services for Kids

From the moment your child loses their first baby tooth to the time their developing smile matures, they'll reach some significant milestones. 

Our pediatric dentists at Smile Town Burnaby track your child's dental development and can provide good guidance, observation, and insight into how things are coming along as their full set of adult teeth come in. 

Sometimes, problems such as crooked or crowded teeth, a misaligned bite, or other orthodontic conditions can cause issues that will need orthodontic treatment. 

Both your child's dentist and orthodontist are invested in your kid's oral health. Here, we'll explore the link between pediatric dentistry and orthodontics and discuss why your child may need both. 

Pediatric Dentistry 

A pediatric dentist has the necessary qualifications to care for your child's teeth, gums, jaws, and mouth from infancy and childhood through adolescence and early adulthood. 

Children have notably different dental needs than adults since their teeth are continually developing and changing. Our pediatric dentists can offer essential dental care geared to your kid's needs, and offer advice and appropriate preventive and restorative treatment.

From education on proper flossing and brushing habits to helping to keep your child calm and comfortable during a filling procedure or mouth guard fitting, we provide a wide spectrum of general dental services


This specialized form of dentistry focuses on straightening teeth. correcting bites and treating irregularities in the teeth and jaw. 

If an orthodontic problem is detected early on, our team at Smile Town Burnaby can recommend minor corrective treatment options or refer you to an orthodontist if required. 

Tongue thrusting habits, protruding front teeth, narrow dental arches, misaligned teeth, and orthodontic issues can sometimes be diagnosed and treated with interceptive orthodontics before they have the opportunity to fully develop. 

Dental & Orthodontic Treatment at SmileTown Burnaby

Your child's dental health rests on a foundation of effective oral hygiene, regular dental checkups, and early detection of any orthodontic issues. 

While your kid may first come to us for dental treatment, our services can transition to orthodontic treatment based on your child's individual needs. 

Before recommending a specific course of action, our Burnaby dentists will evaluate your child to help determine whether interceptive orthodontic treatment can help. 

We can then guide you through each option and discuss the impact they'll have on your child's healthier smile. 

Wondering if your child has a dental or orthodontic issue? Contact our dentists at Smile Town Burnaby to book an appointment today!

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