Orthodontic treatment for children

Set your child up for success

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 their smile and intercept orthodontic issues before they begin or worsen.

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 in your child’s life. If we can detect and monitor issues at this early stage, 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. A straighter smile may improve speaking and chewing function, offers less places for plaque to hide, and can better protect your child’s teeth from injury.

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What are some signs my child needs orthodontic treatment?

Some signs to bring your child in for a consultation with Dr Lasni include:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Crowded or poorly positioned teeth
  • Jawbones that shift or make noise
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Teeth that don’t meet together when biting
  • Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to your child’s face
  • Finger-sucking habits that continue beyond the age of 6

Not all signs of orthodontic issues are obvious. Only a Specialist Orthodontist like Dr Lasni will be able to properly diagnose and treat early orthodontic issues. It’s best to bring your child in for a free consultation around the age of 7 - regardless of whether or not they show symptoms.

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What will happen at my child’s assessment?

We will first ensure that your child is as comfortable and happy as possible before doing an oral exam to determine if they could benefit from orthodontic treatment. We may not recommend treatment at this time, but we can formulate a plan to begin later at the opportune time.

If treatment is advisable, we will discuss all your child’s treatment options, and the custom costs and payment plans associated. There is never any obligation for your child to proceed with treatment. We want both you and your child to feel confident beginning the orthodontic journey.

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Invisalign® First for children

Mysmile Orthodontics offers an Invisalign® treatment option just for kids! Invisalign® First is designed for growing smiles ages 6-10. The smooth, clear aligners are custom made to guide your child’s jaw and teeth into alignment, and can save time and money on later treatment.

Invisalign® clear aligners are removable, so they won’t get in the way of your child’s regular eating and oral hygiene routines - making them an extra gentle introduction to the world of orthodontics.

*Invisalign® aligners are a registered medical device, you should always read and follow the label as well as the instructions of your treating orthodontist.

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Give your child a head start on a healthy, happy smile

If your child is 7 years of age or older, or if you have concerns about your child’s oral health, book a free consultation with us today in Miranda or Engadine.

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