Childrens Orthodontics

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Early Orthodontic Treatment for Children in South Lake

Imagine getting a beautiful smile that makes others notice how great it looks. With orthodontic services, we can help to have your child and family have straighter teeth. Children’s orthodontics are focused on straightening teeth and evaluation for young kids. The nature of the services is more preventative than adult orthodontic.

Get the smile you always wanted for your child with South Lake Smiles. We offer children‘s orthodontics to help correct any irregularities associated with the teeth, bite, or jaw growth. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

The Benefits of Children’s Orthodontics

Early children’s orthodontic treatment can provide various advantages for your kids. Addressing difficulties as soon as they arise can help to prevent them from worsening and new problems from developing as they grow. Other advantages of beginning the treatment as soon as possible include:

1.) It creates more space for adult teeth

Crowded teeth are one of the most common orthodontic issues among children. Interceptive orthodontics around the age of six or seven makes it easier to treat issues such as crowding. The jaw is expanded before the permanent teeth develop to allow the teeth to emerge through the gums properly.

2.) Improves facial structure

Braces correct crooked and misaligned teeth. The movement of teeth changes the overall appearance of the face and has a favourable impact on the bite and proper alignment of the teeth and jaws.

3.) Improve self-confidence

Having orthodontic problems like excessive gaps between teeth, bad bite, and severe crowding of teeth can be a major aesthetic concern and may influence your child’s confidence. Receiving early orthodontic treatment may lower the likelihood of such problems.

4.) Minimise the risk of tooth decay

Straight teeth are easier to clean and reach areas in your mouth and teeth. It’s a different matter if you have crooked teeth. Children with crooked teeth are considerably more prone to having dental decay since it is more difficult to brush, which can occasionally lead to poor oral hygiene. Crooked teeth can cause major health problems for your child, which is why it is suggested that they consult an orthodontist before the age of seven. Dental braces and preventive dentistry are the most effective ways to keep your child’s dental health on track.

why Choose South Lake Smiles for Early Orthodontic Treatment for your child

Your child’s teeth are not aligned properly. You’re worried that your child may have a hard time eating and speaking properly because of the misalignment.
South Lake Smiles offers children’s orthodontic services to correct teeth alignment, improve oral health, and boost confidence. Our dental team will help you achieve a beautiful smile for your family members!
Our dental office is equipped with high-quality materials to create effective orthodontic treatments. Our dental team is experienced in handling orthodontic issues among children. By correcting teeth alignment and developing comprehensive treatment plans, we prioritize encouraging your family’s oral health and improving your confidence.

Contact us today at (08) 6495 4004 to schedule an appointment!

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frequently Asked questions about orthodontic treatment for children

Generally, it’s a good idea to have a child’s orthodontics evaluated by the age of seven.

Usually, it’s ideal to begin dental braces treatment when a child has lost the majority of their baby (primary) teeth and the majority of their adult (permanent) teeth have grown in – typically between the ages of eight and fourteen. If treatment is required at this stage, interceptive or preventive care can use your child’s growth to influence the targeted result while development occurs.

  • If your child has difficulty chewing or biting, this could be an indication of misaligned teeth or jaws. Misalignments can be subtle, and you may not see them from the front view of your child’s mouth.
  • Teeth grinding can be an indication of misalignment and, by delaying treatment, can damage teeth and shift the jaw, causing more complications over time.
  • Teeth that are crowded, misaligned, or obstructed. Teeth that are too close together or overlap might cause improper care and cause mouth breathing or lisps.
  • If they have bite issues such as an underbite, overbite, or crossbite.
  • Baby teeth that fall out early, late, or in an irregular pattern. Baby teeth that are lost too soon can cause adjacent teeth to move into the empty gaps before adult teeth grow in. Tooth loss that occurs too late can also result in alignment and spacing issues.
  • If you notice your child breathing through their mouth.
  • Difficulty pronouncing certain letters or words, such as pronouncing the letters S and R.

Your child’s teeth, mouth, and jaw will be thoroughly examined at the first visit by the dentist. Your child may be asked to bite their teeth together, and whether they have ever experienced jaw clicking or popping.

The dentist may perform dental x-rays of the mouth and teeth to determine how the teeth are positioned and if any permanent teeth are still missing. They may also make a mould or impression of your child’s teeth by pressing a tray of sticky material onto your child’s top and bottom teeth. When the mould is removed and the material hardens, a replica of your child’s teeth is created, allowing the orthodontist to determine which effective treatment options are ideal for your child.

Orthodontic problems can be a major concern and reason for other dental problems, such as extensive tooth decay, gum disease, and plaque buildup since the teeth are difficult to keep clean.

Moreover, a few orthodontic issues may also lead to chewing and speech difficulties and enamel erosion.

Orthodontic treatments can be quite expensive in Australia. So, it may be a good idea to check with your health insurance provider whether they have coverage available for your child’s orthodontics.

The actual cost is determined by several factors, including the assessment, type of orthodontic treatment, the complexity of the condition. The average cost of traditional metal braces may range between $6,000 to $9,000.

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