COVID -19 update • WE ARE NOW OPEN! Your health and well-being continues to be our top priority.

COVID -19 update • WE ARE NOW OPEN! Your health and well-being continues to be our top priority.

(403) 382-2273

We Are Now Open!

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C), Health Canada and the Canadian Centre For Occupational Health and Saftey(CCOHS).

We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

To ensure the health and wellbeing of our patients and team members, we have installed 2 different types of air purifiers at our dental office. Both of these are manufactured by the Canadian company, Surgically Clean Air.

  • CASCADE WHITE - The Cascade White is the first unit you will see when you enter our office. We have placed this in the waiting area because this is the largest room in our office. The Cascade White is able to filter up to 576 cubic feet per minute.

    The Cascade White filter has 6 stages of filtration including UV sterilization, plus two additional negative ion chambers to ensure the air is as fresh as possible. These six filters capture 99.998% of dust particles, pollen, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), mold, allergens, viruses, odors (like formaldehyde and smoke), bio-aerosols, nitrous oxide, and many other pollutants that are found in the inside air. The negative ion generator makes the indoor environment feel more pure, clean, and energized.
  • JADE - The Jade filter is what you will find in each of our operatories. The Jade filters still have the same 6 stage filtering system and will move 383 cubic feet per minute. This means the Jade will filter all the air in a 10 x 10 room in about 2 minutes. 

Both of these filters perform their duties without being loud, (an industry-leading low level of about 55DB) or creating a “breeze” that can be uncomfortable for our patients. 

Some additional changes you may also see when it is time for your next appointment. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. We will not allow patients to enter our office who have symptoms or have traveled outside of Canada in the last 2 weeks.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • In the interest of physical distancing, we are advising all adult patients to attend the office alone to prevent crowding. 
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
  • For our safety and yours, we currently cannot accept walk-ins. 

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (403) 382‑2273.

So come on in to get your dental work done and enjoy Surgically Clean Air! 

Braces For Children

Your Lethbridge Dentist

Early orthodontic care helps ensure proper mouth development. It helps your child maintain a straight, healthy set of teeth. At Cool Dental in Lethbridge area, we offer braces for kids. Learn more about it through an initial consultation with Dr. Lachman.

Orthodontic Care for Children

braces on a child

Kids may need braces due to crooked, overcooked, or overlapping teeth. These problems can arise due to various reasons. It can be due to habits such as finger sucking, premature loss of baby teeth, genetics, poor dental care habits, or poor nutrition.

Going for a dental check-up will help your dentist see if there are any issues with your child’s teeth. An orthodontic check doesn’t mean that your child will need to undergo treatments right away. Your dentist will discuss with you when your child will need braces or any orthodontic treatment.

Braces for children can be costly. That’s why our dental team recommends routine dental appointments so we can start caring for your child’s teeth early on. We can prevent the need for orthodontic procedures. But in case your child does need braces, we’re here to assist you.

Signs That Your Child May Need Orthodontic Treatment

  1. Thumb sucking or use of pacifiers
  2. Protruding or overlapping teeth
  3. Crowded teeth
  4. Missing or losing baby teeth too early
  5. Speech difficulties
  6. Chewing and eating difficulties
  7. Jaws that make sound
  8. Teeth grinding or clenching
  9. Having a small mouth
  10. Scalloped or indented tongue

Advantages of Dental Braces for Children

  • Improves appearance. Correcting misaligned teeth improves facial symmetry and your child’s overall appearance.
  • Makes room for teeth. If your child has crowded teeth, seeking early orthodontic treatment can help make enough space for the teeth to settle in.
  • Protecting teeth against injuries. Protruding teeth can make your child more vulnerable to dental injuries. If this issue is corrected early on, your child will have enough coverage for their mouth, which will protect their teeth should accidents occur.
  • Improving speech abilities. Bite issues can make speaking more difficult for your child. Braces can help fix these dental problems so your child can talk, chew, and eat normally.
  • Avoiding complex treatments. Early orthodontic treatment helps your child prevent the need for complex dental procedures down the road.

When to Take Kids for an Orthodontic Consultation

You don’t have to wait until all your child’s adult teeth have erupted. By the age of 7, you can start taking your child for an orthodontic consultation.

Facial development is usually already 90% complete by the age of 12. This can make teeth straightening more difficult, although still possible.

We recommend booking an appointment with Dr. Lachman. We’ll examine and monitor your child’s teeth first, and determine whether early intervention is necessary.

Learn More About Dental Braces for Kids in Lethbridge Area

Orthodontic treatment for kids isn’t for cosmetic purposes alone. Our dental team is here to help you care for your child’s oral health better. To learn more about orthodontic issues or dental braces for kids, please contact us today to book your initial consultation with our Lethbridge dentist.


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Phone: (403) 382-2273

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1917 Mayor Magrath Dr S #10
Lethbridge, AB T1K 2R8
Canada

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