St. Albert Phase 1 Treatment for Kids

The first step on your child’s journey to a perfect smile

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Should my child see an orthodontist?

Early orthodontic intervention can make a significant difference in your child’s dental health and confidence. By addressing potential issues early, we can guide the proper development of their teeth and jaw for a healthier smile.

Our St. Albert Phase 1 treatment is designed for children between the ages of 6 and 10, focusing on preventing and correcting early orthodontic problems to avoid more extensive treatments later.

Schedule a consultation to learn more about our proactive care, customized treatment plans, expertise in pediatric orthodontics, and affordable pricing and financing options.

Common orthodontic concerns in children

  • NEarly or late loss of baby teeth
  • NDifficulty chewing or biting
  • NMouth breathing
  • NThumb sucking after age 5
  • NSpeech impediments
  • NProtruding teeth
  • NTeeth that don’t come together properly when the mouth is closed
  • NCrowded or misplaced teeth

Benefits of Phase 1 Treatment

  • Making room for permanent teeth: Early treatment helps create the necessary space for your child’s permanent teeth to come in correctly. This can reduce crowding and avoid the need for tooth extractions in the future.
  • Better bite and easier eating: Fixing bite issues early improves how your child’s teeth and jaw work together, making it easier for them to eat, speak, and keep their teeth clean.
  • Boosted confidence and self-esteem: A healthy, well-aligned smile can give your child a big confidence boost, helping them feel good about themselves and enjoy a better social life.
  • Supporting proper jaw growth: Guiding your child’s jaw growth at a young age helps ensure a balanced and harmonious facial structure, leading to better overall oral health and appearance.
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Why parents choose us

Simplified future treatments

By addressing orthodontic issues early, our Phase 1 Treatment can simplify and shorten any necessary treatments during adolescence, often reducing the need for extensive procedures.

Building a foundation for a healthy smile

We want to help ensure a future of oral health and proper dental development for your child, setting the stage for a healthy smile.

Personalized pediatric care

We provide individualized treatment plans tailored to your child’s needs and your parental preferences, using the latest techniques and technology for the best outcomes.

Experienced care for growing smiles

With Dr. Tarek’s 40 years of specialized training and experience, you can feel confident in our ability to address even the most challenging cases. We give your family the very best care.

We’re all for convenience and confidence, without the cost

We Accept Insurance

Easy, direct billing to your insurance. Learn more.

0% Interest Payment Plans

Starting at just $250/month. Learn more.

We know you’re busy — we make it simple

From the free consultation to every visit after, we make addressing your child’s dental health stress-free and enjoyable.

  • NEvening & weekend appointments
  • NConveniently located with free parking
  • NImmaculate, modern facility with a compassionate team
  • NTechnology to allow for fewer appointments & faster results

Learn more about Phase 1 treatment for kids

What is Phase 1 treatment?

Phase 1 treatment, also known as early interceptive treatment, focuses on addressing orthodontic issues in children, usually between the ages of 6-10, to guide proper dental development and alignment.

Can early treatment prevent future problems?

Yes, early intervention can correct and manage developmental issues, reducing the need for more extensive treatments later. Dr. Tarek El-Bialy specializes in identifying and treating these early concerns effectively.

How long does Phase 1 treatment last?

Every child’s case is unique. However, Phase 1 treatment typically lasts between 9-18 months, depending on the specific needs and growth patterns of the child.

Will my child need braces again after Phase 1 treatment?

It’s possible. Phase 1 targets specific issues and sets the stage for better jaw development, but as your child grows, adjustments may be needed. A Phase 2 treatment may be considered during their early teen years to perfect their smile.

What types of appliances are used in Phase 1 treatment?

Phase 1 treatment can involve a variety of appliances tailored to your child’s needs. These might include expanders, partial braces, or specialized retainers. Each device is designed to address specific issues, promoting optimal growth and alignment as your child develops.

How can parents support their child during Phase 1 treatment?

Parents play a crucial role! Encourage good oral hygiene habits, ensure your child follows through with wearing any prescribed appliances, and keep up with regular dental visits. Your support and understanding make a significant difference in the success of the treatment and the health of your child’s smile!

Our Office

101 St. Albert Trail, Unit 40-B
St. Albert, Alberta
T8N 6L5
(The same parking lot as Superstore)

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Thursday: 9am- 8pm

Friday-Saturday: 9am - 5pm

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