Orthodontic treatment for children
Good oral health starts early
The Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends a child first sees an orthodontist at 7 years of age. This isn't necessarily when treatment will occur but it will give us a chance to assess the alignment of your child’s jaw and teeth.
Why is early treatment important?
With an understanding of your child’s mouth, we can monitor their development. Early detection could prevent the need for major orthodontic treatment later on in your child’s life. If we can detect and monitor alignment issues in what we call phase one, it could ultimately save you both time and money.
Straight teeth are not just about cosmetics either; they can have a huge impact on your child’s overall health.
What will happen at my child’s assessment?
We realise children don't necessarily enjoy visiting dentists or orthodontists, so the first thing we try to make sure of is that they feel both comfortable and happy. We will then explain to both you and your child the importance of this early assessment and what we are looking for. If some form of treatment is advisable we will talk this over with you, or plan for it at a later stage.
If your child is 7 years of age or older, or if you have concerns about your child’s oral health, book an assessment with us today. We will be happy to make an appointment for you and assess your child’s teeth and potential orthodontic needs.