Creating perfect smiles on the Gold Coast for over 33 years.
Kids braces and other child orthodontic treatments
Prevent more serious problems from developing and reduce the complexity of treatment later in life.
The sooner problems can be identified and evaluated by your orthodontist, the sooner an appropriate treatment plan can be discussed with you. Your child’s treatment may not start right away but planning their care is equally as important. Dr Patty Medland is a specialist in paediatrics, holding qualifications in both orthodontics and children’s dentistry. This makes her the best person for the job when it comes to creating fantastic, long-lasting results.
Growth & Guidance
To help parents make informed decisions at the right times, Medland Orthodontics has introduced a Growth Guidance Program for children between 7-12 years. Rest easy that you will always be informed about the health of your child’s teeth and offered the best treatment plan for them.
Kids braces can be a really great treatment for kids whose adult teeth are coming in and have started causing them issues. As the traditional and trusted orthodontic treatment, braces will have great results for your child.
A less-visible alternative to braces, Invisalign is a really popular option for kids orthodontics and can often help kids to feel more comfortable with their treatment. They’re also easy to clean and maintain for children of all ages.
Our orthodontists are specialists at assisting with the correction of crowded, misplaced, blocked or chalky teeth.
Some children find it difficult to chew or bite their food. In these instances, our specialists can deliver an effective solution to treat the cause.
Baby teeth issues
Early or late loss of baby teeth can affect tooth alignment and therefore how your child smiles. Medland Orthodontics can create a plan to correct misalignment.
Our orthodontists are specialists at correcting issues related to space between the upper and lower rows of teeth when children smile or bite.
Clicking or grinding jaws is another common issue parents come to us with, one which is easily manageable with effective orthodontic treatment.
Thumb or finger sucking in children can impact the eruption and position of teeth, something which orthodontic treatment is required to correct.
The treatment process
Debanding (braces only)
Frequently Asked Questions
When should my child see an orthodontist?
At what age do kids get braces?
Traditionally, treatment with invisalign/ braces begins when a child has lost most of his or her baby (primary) teeth, and a majority of the adult (permanent) teeth have grown in — usually between the ages of 8 and 14.
Does my kid really need braces?
Signs To Look For if Your Child Needs Braces
Irregular, early, or late with losing baby teeth.
Trouble/pain chewing or biting.
Crowded or blocked teeth.
A jaw that constantly shifts or make noises when moved.
Teeth that don’t align or touch at all.
Your child bites their cheeks a lot.
Excellent service and friendly staff. Our son was a little nervous but the fantastic staff made him feel welcome and at ease. The plan provided was explained thoroughly to us and made everything easy. Would definitely recommend!
Both our children have been clients at Medlands, from the beginning until the end we have been extremely impressed with the positivity and professionalism of the team. To have Bill attend each time and assure us of progress also showed us the commitment to a quality service that is offered.
Fantastic experience, we were made to feel very welcome and relaxed! Extremely happy with the dental work too, would happily recommend to anyone.
Such a lovely team that make a difficult process so much better with their wonderful customer service. Would definitely recommend
I was a patient with Medland’s over 20 years ago and now my child has just finished treatment. Highly recommend Medland Orthodontics. The staff are so friendly, professional and understanding, and the results are impeccable.
Medland Orthodontics is always friendly, professional and willing to assist. We have only ever had excellent service. Thanks to the team at Medland Orthodontics.
Early detection is the best prevention. Book an appointment with our kids braces and child orthodontics specialists today.