We Have Custom Plans for Children! Orthodontist Treatments for Small Smiles
Your child’s smile is precious, and you want to make sure they can continue to smile proudly as they get older. The best way to ensure they grow up with straight, healthy teeth is to give them a head start by seeing an orthodontist at a young age. The Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) recommends that children should have their first orthodontist consultation no later than the age of seven.
At Clear Smiles Orthodontics, we welcome little patients! We want them to discover that dental treatment is nothing to be scared of, and take early steps to encourage a straighter smile.
Braces for children
Your child might never need braces, but an early consultation at a young age can assess any problems which are likely to occur as their teeth and jaws develop. If potential issues are spotted early, measures can be put in place to reduce the amount of orthodontic work your child may need later on.
There are a number of treatment plans that are suitable for children:
- Space maintainers – if your child loses a tooth early, they might need a space maintainer to ensure there is enough room for their adult tooth to come through.
- Carrier appliances – these reduce the need for tooth extractions, and are designed to minimise discomfort as much as possible.
- Palatal expanders – these widen the arch in your child’s mouth, so there is enough room for adult teeth to come through without overcrowding.
There is also the option of Invisalign First aligners. Like adult Invisalign, these are clear plastic aligners, but in the early stages, they are used to widen your child’s arch to prepare for adult orthodontic treatment. As your trusted Invisalign providers on the Gold Coast, talk to us about if Invisalign aligners are a good option for your child.
And remember, Invisalign is a registered medical device. You should read and follow instructions for use on the label and of your treating orthodontist. This will help ensure safe use and the best results possible.
Book a free consultation for your child
If you would like your child’s teeth and jaws assessed, or you are interested in cheap Invisalign for children on the Gold Coast, please contact us to book a FREE consultation. We are a happy, welcoming practice, and we hope we can set your children up for a lifetime of straight, healthy teeth and beautiful smiles!