Pickering Dentists | Implants & Sedation - Brockington Family Dental

We welcome you and your family to our online dental practice. We proudly serve the Pickering and Ajax area, providing family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and emergency dentistry. Come into our spacious and comfortable offices, we look forward to seeing you.

At Brockington Dental we are committed to providing quality dental care for our patients from Pickering, Scarborough, Ajax and beyond while ensuring your safety and comfort. We will ensure you are comfortable and confident in your treatment by explaining it thoroughly and giving you all of the options. We welcome the whole family, and want to help you get the brilliant smile you've always wanted and deserved.
 
Just a few of the exclusive options we offer include:
 
- Same day emergency dentistry in Pickering

- Our Dental Office is open evenings and Saturdays 

- Payment plan options ( interest free )

- Sedation and sleep dentistry 

- Dental implants teeth implants, placement 

- Smile makeovers 

- Invisible braces (Invisalign) 

- Wisdom teeth Removal
 
Our professional team of hygienists, assistants and dentists in Pickering, Ontario, have over a decade of experience. We know how to help our community, and take pride in our facilities, staff and services. We are committed to continuous education, attending talks and participating in courses on the latest in dentistry.

Feel Free to look around our site to learn more about us and our services. Contact us at your convenience if you'd like to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions or concerns. Our ‘Patient Education’ section will help you to better understand your oral health while our ‘Services’ section shows you our wide variety of available treatment options. If you'd like more details, don't hesitate to call or visit.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at brockingtondentaloffice@gmail.com or call us at
905-683-5448

 
We look forward to meeting you! 
 

Dentist in Pickering

Archive for December 2015

A question parents frequently ask is “When should my child get braces?”
Often the answer isn’t that simple. 
2 equally qualified orthodontists will likely give you a different answer. To complicate matters more, they may differ on their treatment plans as well. 
So why this disparity? 
And what should you do?
While there is no ‘perfect age’ for braces, there are some factors to help determine when your child is an ideal candidate for them. 

Orthodontic Screening
The first thing you should do is book an evaluation with your orthodontist. Orthodontists specialize in diagnosing and correcting problems with the teeth and face, and will be able to assess whether your child needs braces. 
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children should be evaluated by the time they’re age 7.  However, some circumstances may require earlier intervention, such as:
    •    Excessive overcrowding of teeth
    •    Open bites: when the upper and lower front teeth fail to meet 
    •    Overbites: when the upper teeth protrude past the lower teeth
    •    Underbites: when the lower teeth protrude past the upper teeth
    •    Crossbites: when the upper and lower jaw fail to line up

Phase 1 & Phase 2 Treatment
The phase 1 treatment (also known as early intervention treatment) starts before all the permanent teeth have grown out (often when the child is 6 to 10 years old). This treatment is usually recommended to make more space for developing teeth and correct oral problems, such as overbites and cross bites. Phase 1 treatment often involves limited dental hardware, such as expanders and partial braces. 
Phase 2 treatment (also known as comprehensive treatment) begins when the child is older (age 11 to 13) and when all their permanent teeth have grown in. This treatment usually involves full braces.
Whether your child will need phase 1 or 2 treatments will depend on the state of their teeth and if the orthodontist feels earlier intervention is required. 

Why early examinations are beneficial
Having your children examined earlier (before age 7) has numerous benefits, including:
    •    Long-term treatment can be properly determined
    •    Oral problems can be identified earlier
    •    Teeth can be more easily guided for braces, reducing the time they have to be worn
Talk to your orthodontist and together you can come up with the best treatment plan for your child. Braces not only help straighten teeth, they also enhance your child’s self confidence by improving their smile. 
At Brockington Dental, our orthodontists are qualified and experienced to help you determine when your child is ready for braces. Contact our office today for more information.