Airway Focused Treatment
Dr. Eimar provides Airway Focused Treatment, which means we focus on straightening teeth and jaw in a manner that help open the airways to enhance breathing, We also will evaluate whether you require any other services that may help you breathe easier to alleviate symptoms that you may be experiencing.
If your child demonstrates any of the following symptoms, then we recommend an evaluation with Dr. Eimar
- Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose
- Chronic ear and/or sinus infections
- Poor school performance
- Periods of no breathing or breath-holding while asleep
- Chronic lethargy
- Rapid shallow breathing
- Nighttime restlessness, waking, or nightmares
Early Treatment / Two-Phase Treatment Approach
What to look for?
At Braces+, we are passionate about what we do and love helping kids develop a healthy, long-lasting beautiful smile that can ensure your child’s long-term dental and most importantly overall health.
The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have an early orthodontic evaluation by age seven. Having an early consultation with Dr. Eimar can help your child maximize the opportunity to accomplish the ideal healthy smile, functional, and aesthetic result that will remain stable throughout your life.
Do any of the following signs/symptoms sound familiar? PICTURE
- Chronic open mouth and mouth breathing
- Narrow dental arches
- Retruded lower jaw
- Protruded lower jaw
- Open bite
- Deep bite
- Cross bite
- Overjet (protrusion)
- Abnormal eruption
What is two-phase treatment?
Two-phase orthodontic treatment is a very specialized process that encompasses tooth straightening and physical, facial changes. The major advantage of a two-phase treatment is to achieve an outstanding smile with an excellent profile avoiding a flattened profile and thinning of the lips.
The goal of phase 1 treatment in children is to help the jaw develop in a way that will accommodate all the adult teeth and enabling them to chew more effectively. Also, it provides a health smile by positioning of the teeth and jaws for an attractive face and profile. And for many patients, there is improvement in self-esteem at a young age.
In this phase, it is a waiting game! Waiting for adult teeth to erupt.
The goal of phase 2 is to move permanent teeth into their final positions ensuring a maximum aesthetic smile and functional bite outcomes!
Invisalign for Kids
At Braces+, we offer Invisalign First, the newest choice for childhood orthodontics. Invisalign First provides an alternative to traditional treatment using clear aligners instead. Invisalign First has been designed specifically for growing children with an accommodating the permanent teeth as they erupt. Invisalign First can be used to correct issues with arch development, tooth crowding and spacing, aesthetics alignment.
The use of Invisalign first in children has many advantages:
- Provides customized treatment for your child\s unique dental needs
- Provides alternative treatment modality to the traditional braces
- Can be used to treat a broad range of children’s orthodontics issues. Including crowding, spacing and narrow dental arches
- It is removable so the children are able to
brush and floss