Most children will have orthodontic treatment in their teenage years (10-18years of age) because that’s when they tend to have all their permanent teeth erupting and are growing very fast with their teeth and bones. It is also the most important time in any person’s life as they develop their personality and self confidence. A smile is a window into a person’s personality and a beautifully straight teeth not only makes it easier to eat, speak and keep clean but also gives a person the self confidence to face the world!
The best time to assess if you need treatment is from 7-10 years of age before there is a rapid change in the teeth as most of the baby teeth are lost and a lot of children starting to enter puberty. Seeing our Orthodontists during this time will allow them to provide the best advice in regards to the most appropriate treatment required and the timing to achieve the best possible result with the most efficient treatment plan.
With so many new options now available to treat orthodontic problems, it’s no wonder you (and every other parent) might be feeling a little overwhelmed. There are differing types of orthodontic appliances (i.e. braces, aligners and plates) that can be used by our Orthodontists for patients of all ages.
Each has its pros and cons, but there’s no hiding the fact that traditional metal or aesthetic ceramic braces are still the best option for kids.
If you think your child needs or would benefit from early orthodontic treatment, only a Specialist Orthodontist has the training, experience and expert knowledge to determine the most appropriate treatment options and the best time to start treatment. When you see our Orthodontists you can be confident that your child is in the best hands.
Contact our specialist team today on 02 9607 9797 to discuss your treatment needs.