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The best time for your child to have their first orthodontic exam is around the age of 7.
We can assess whether your child may benefit from orthodontic treatment in the future, and when the ideal time to start this would be.
Subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth can be picked up while kids still have their baby teeth. We might find your child is growing normally, or that there is an issue best treated when they are older.
Sometimes we find an issue that could benefit from early orthodontic treatment, where achieving the best outcome for your child may be difficult once their face has finished growing.
Starting orthodontic treatment at the ideal time can correct growth issues before they become more complex and difficult to treat. It also makes treatment with braces quicker and easier if they need it later on.
Early treatment with kids braces can achieve ideal facial growth, guide adult teeth into a better position, improve the appearance of their teeth, lips and face, and lower the risk of trauma to their front teeth.
Every child is unique in their growth and development, and each has their own specific treatment needs. Our goal is to provide every child with the most appropriate treatment at the best possible time.
Why choose Profilo° Dental for Kids Braces?
Early Ortho can produce excellent results for children with very specific facial growth issues. Most children that would benefit from Ortho treatment are better off waiting until they hit their teens.
All kid's teeth look crowded and too big for their mouths when they first come through. This is perfectly normal and with time, most children's faces will grow to make room for their adult teeth.
The main goal with early Ortho treatment is to kick-start growth where there is an obvious issue with development of a child's face. The aim is for a short intervention that steers growth in the right direction.
We only recommend early Ortho treatment where it will be of substantial benefit to your child, and if it can reduce or simplify the need for treatment with Teens Braces when they are older.
We appreciate that quality treatment with Kids Braces does come at a cost, which is why we offer interest-free Payment Plans to help you access any treatment you're seeking for your children.
Why do we use 3D Digital Ortho for Kids?
3D Digital Ortho offers greater precision, accuracy and efficiency than standard orthodontic treatment, meaning we can give your child a better result in a shorter amount of time.
We use our 3D Digital Ortho technology to create high resolution 3D models of your children's teeth in natural, lifelike colours, so that we can show you in detail how their mouth is growing and developing.
This offers the best opportunity to discuss any dental or facial development issues your child may be experiencing, and gives you the parent the most clear way to understand and visualise it.
If we recommend your child has treatment at an early age, we use their 3D Models to individually make Ortho treatments that are custom-designed to fit their teeth and mouth.
Custom-designed Ortho offers a far more comfortable treatment process for your child, as well as producing better overall results in a smaller amount of time.
Kids Braces FAQs
Here are the answers to the most common questions we get about Kids Braces.
1. What are the signs that my child may need early Ortho treatment?
If they have the early or late loss of baby teeth, difficulty with chewing or biting, a pronounced overbite or underbite, protruding upper front teeth, breathing mainly through their mouth or noisy sleeping.
2. What are the benefits or early Ortho treatment?
Some Orthodontic conditions are easier to correct if treated early. Early Ortho treatment is about preventing more severe problems later on, by addressing teeth and jaw development while kids are still growing.
3. What can be treated effectively with Early Ortho treatment?
An underbite is where the top front teeth sit behind the bottom front teeth. This creates a damaging bite that usually leads to the chipping and wear of front teeth, but can often be treated with Early Ortho.
A small, narrow upper jaw can produce severe tooth crowding. Simple treatment with Early Ortho can gently widen the upper jaw, making space for all their teeth and often improving nasal breathing.
A crossbite is where the top back teeth sit inside the bottom back teeth. This creates a damaging bite that increases the risk of tooth wear and future jaw joint problems, but is very treatable with Early Ortho.
4. Will Braces be needed if my child has Early Ortho treatment?
The aim with Early Ortho is to correct facial growth and make space for a child's adult teeth. Braces may not be needed in the future, but if they are treatment is usually quicker, easier, and less expensive.
5. Should I worry if there doesn't look like room for all their teeth?
All kid's teeth look crowded and too big for their mouths when they first come through. This is perfectly normal and with time, most children's faces will grow adequately to be able to hold all their teeth.