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Children's Orthodontics in Hamilton!

Dr. Nick Crichigno and his team are proud to serve children throughout the greater Hamilton, ON areas. We are committed to providing a comfortable and welcoming environment for your family while providing quality service and beautiful results that you can be proud of.

When You Should Bring Your Child in for a Consultation

In agreement with the Canadian and American Association of Orthodontists, our Hamilton orthodontist Dr. Nick Crichigno recommends a child receive their first orthodontic screening by age 7. By starting treatment early, Dr. Nick is able to recognize potential problems and correct them before they become more critical. The benefit here is not only saving your child from more time in braces, but also saving money.

Early interceptive orthodontic treatment has also been proven to be beneficial for the overall desired result. Dr. Nick is able to thoroughly evaluate the front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships to address any impending issues at its earliest stage because the child's permanent teeth have not finished erupting.

What Happens at the Consultation Appointment?

During your child's initial evaluation he will determine if there are any problems that need to be addressed, such as potential crowding, open bite, overbite or gummy smiles. It is possible that immediate treatment is not necessary at the time or even at all. However, if treatment is indicated, Dr. Nick will create a personalized treatment plan for your child that will prove to be the most beneficial for his/her specific case.

Early orthodontic treatment needs can vary between patients. However each case may include removable or fixed appliances that can:

  • Provide more room for crowded/erupting teeth
  • Preserve space for un-erupted teeth
  • Create facial symmetry
  • Reduce possibility of tooth extraction
  • Reduce overall treatment time in braces

Schedule an Appointment for Your Child!

It is possible that your child is a candidate for braces or other forms of early orthodontic treatment. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation or with any questions you may have. Feel free to browse our website for more information on our practice and our orthodontist, serving Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Burlington, Ancaster, Grimsby, Brinbrook and the neighboring communities.