Orthodontics for Kids Melbourne
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What Is Early Orthodontic Treatment?
Early orthodontic treatment is orthodontic interception in a child between 8 to 10 years. Orthodontic interception occurs before a child has grown their permanent adult teeth and is often a step before braces. It focuses on preventing serious problems from developing later in your child’s life.
Many issues can be corrected or avoided through childhood orthodontic interception. Treatments can range from simple interventions, such as preserving space for adult teeth, to more involved care, such as expanders or functional appliances.
Why Is Kids Orthodontics Important?
Early orthodontics is hugely beneficial and key to providing the best outcome for your child. It is essential in preventing issues before they cause long-term damage and allows for easier treatment. The earlier we can identify a problem, the more proactive and precise we can be in our treatment. Early intervention also enables us to avoid more complex procedures in the future and make treatment as simple as possible.
It can help treat orthodontic concerns such as crowded teeth, spacing issues, bite misalignment and jaw irregularities before they develop into serious long term problems
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When Should You Bring Your Child To An Orthodontist?
It can be challenging to determine if your child needs early orthodontic treatment. Our orthodontists are experts in working with children and identifying even the slightest sign of any problem.
Not every child requires interceptive treatment. However, the Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends that all children are evaluated by an orthodontist by the time they turn eight. An evaluation allows our team to identify any potential issues and provide personalised care to monitor the growth and development of your child’s teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our friendly team is ready to help answer any questions about your orthodontic treatment.