Creating perfect smiles on the Gold Coast for over 34 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 Orthodontics

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.

For some kids, lingual braces are a great alternative to traditional braces as they sit on the inside of your child’s teeth. This means that they are far less noticeable yet equally effective.

Dental Issues Treated

Unusual formations

Our orthodontists are specialists at assisting with the correction of crowded, misplaced, blocked or chalky teeth.

Problems eating

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.

Jaw issues

Clicking or grinding jaws is another common issue parents come to us with, one which is easily manageable with effective orthodontic treatment.

Thumb sucker

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





(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.


Early detection is the best prevention. Book an appointment with our kids braces and child orthodontics specialists today.