Orthodontics for children

What age should a child first see an orthodontist?

The recommended age for a child to first see an orthodontist is 7 years. Embrace can identify any developmental issues and when necessary will recommend preventative treatment in order to isolate any orthodontic issues early and reduce the time in braces that may be needed later on.

What are the signs that a child might need orthodontic treatment? 

  • Early or late loss of their baby teeth
  • Difficulties chewing or biting
  • The child is a thumb or finger sucker
  • Crowded teeth
  • The jaws are not aligned
  • Jaw and the teeth aren’t proportional to the face

What options are available for children?

If early treatment is required then the orthodontist is likely to do one of the following, possibly ahead of further treatment when the child is older:

  • Jaw correction
  • Regulate the arches
  • Create space for crowded teeth
  • Correct thumb-sucking
  • Help improve minor speech problems

Book Your Consultation

Latest from the blog

19/12/13

The Cost Of Braces, Canberra ACT

The cost of braces will vary depending on the type of braces you prefer (Invisalign, Incognito (Lingual) or Clear Ceramic Braces) and the amount of time you will be in treatment for.learn more

16/12/13

What's The Fastest Way To Straighten Teeth?

Let’s get real. Teeth can only move at a certain speed, there is a biological limit. Rapid tooth movement, moving them expressly, places your teeth at serious risk of irreparable damage.learn more

14/11/13

Invisible Clear Retainers

Watch our lab technician prove how 'invisible' clear retainers are! learn more