Orthodontics For
Kids & Teens

Invest In A Healthy Smile For Your Child
With Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics

Invisalign First

Clear Aligners For Kids & Teens

Invisalign isn’t just for adults! Invisalign Teen has been straightening the teeth of teenagers for years, and now we can straighten your child’s teeth with Invisalign First! These clear aligners are made just for the first phase of orthodontic treatment, so they will start your child on their journey to a beautiful, healthy smile! Whether your child has crooked teeth or a narrow arch, Invisalign First can repair their dental issues and give them the beautiful smile and self-confidence they’ll need for the future. 

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Advanced Metal Braces

Braces Made Uniquely For Your Child

Our 3M Advanced Metal Braces are customized to your child’s teeth and use a special metal archwire to apply steady, gentle pressure that moves their teeth faster and more comfortably than traditional metal braces. The Advanced Metal Braces system also means fewer in-office visits because the self-ligating system doesn’t use elastics to hold the archwire to the brackets, which means there are no elastics that must be changed frequently. Come see how Advanced Metal Braces can give your child the smile of their dreams!

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Common Questions

Our team has answered some of the most common questions we get. If you still have questions or need help, please get in touch. We’re more than happy to help!

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At what age should my child see an orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends your child visit an orthodontist by age 7. By then, most of your child’s permanent teeth have come in, and we will be able to determine if your child will need orthodontic treatment and what type.

Can my child get Invisalign First?

We will perform a full examination to determine whether your child is a good candidate for treatment with Invisalign First. The good news is that Invisalign First can treat many dental issues, from crooked teeth to narrow dental arches, so there’s a good chance they can treat your child’s dental problems, too.

How long will my child need to wear braces?

It’s hard to say how long your child will need to wear braces because it depends on the severity of their dental issues. On average, Phase 1 braces or dental appliances are worn 9-12 months, and Phase 2 braces are worn 12-24 months.

Will my child need braces again later?

If your child is going through two-phase treatment, they will probably get a dental appliance or partial braces in the first phase. That means they will have to wear full braces later as the second part of their treatment. We’ll let you know what’s best during your free, noobligation consultation.

Schedule A Consultation Today!

Ocean’s Edge Orthodontics has two convenient locations in Nanaimo and Parksville, BC. You can get started with your child’s orthodontic care by requesting an appointment online or calling us to set up your noobligation evaluation!

Everyone here looks forward to meeting you and your family! It will be our pleasure to help your child achieve a happy, healthy, and beautiful smile.

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