Sunbird Orthodontics Blog

When Should My Child Have Braces?

One of the most common question I get asked by parents is:  “When is the best time to get braces?” Sounds like a simple question, but the answer is not straightforward!  Of course, all children should be seen by a Specialist Orthodontist around 9 years of age.  However,... read more...

Interceptive Orthodontics - Why and When

Interceptive Orthodontics – Why and When You may remember a young child who had braces at a really young age, and thought to yourself….WHY? As an Orthodontist, I routinely see young kids developing serious orthodontic problems at an early age.  Indeed, that is why I strongly... read more...

Thumb!

  Thumb sucking.  If you have a child who does this, then you will know how frustrating this can be.  And I bet you have tried everything under the sun to stop the habit, without success! It’s well known that sucking is one of the earliest reflexes to develop, and you may... read more...

Crazy Canines!

Crazy Canines! Size matters, when it comes to canines!  Canines are the longest rooted tooth in your mouth, and can be up to 5cm in length.  But that is nothing compared to the walrus – their canines can be up to 1m long, and each weigh over... read more...

Crooked Teeth, and Quality of Life

Can crooked teeth affect a child's quality of life?   You might think that the answer to this simple question is a simple “YES”.  However, only recently have scientists been able to answer this question definitively.  You see, proof in the scientific sense is actually... read more...

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