Orthodontics | For children
While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist at around age 7. By this age most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner, and without surgery. The most common chalky tooth problem (chalky 6-year molars) also becomes apparent at this time.
WHY HAVE TREATMENT?
Early detection, monitoring and treatment.
Prevent more serious problems from developing and reduce the complexity and cost of treatment, later in life.
Early treatment achieves the best results.
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. Orthodontic treatment for children can be staged to achieve the best results and will depend on the eruption of adult teeth and how fast they are growing.
GROWTH + GUIDANCE
Our Growth Guidance Program puts you ahead.
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 children’s teeth and, with Dr Medland, determine the best treatment plan for your child.
COMMON ORTHODONTIC CONCERNS
As parents it can be difficult to know when your child needs orthodontic treatment.
Here are some common concerns other parents have expressed.
Crowded, misplaced, blocked or chalky teeth
Difficulties chewing or biting food
Baby teeth issues
Early or late loss of baby teeth
Finger or thumb sucking
Space between the upper and lower rows of teeth when your child smiles or bites together
Clicking or grinding jaws
TAKE THE NEXT STEP?
Early detection is the best prevention.
Act now. Get the right advice. No regrets.