All kid’s teeth look crowded and too big for their mouths when they first come through. This is perfectly normal and with time, most children’s faces will grow to make room for their adult teeth. The main goal with early Ortho treatment is to kick-start growth where there is an obvious issue with development of a child’s face. The aim is for a short intervention that steers growth in the right direction. We only recommend early Ortho treatment where it will be of substantial benefit to your child, and if it can reduce or simplify the need for treatment with Teens Braces when they are older. We appreciate that quality treatment with Kids Braces does come at a cost, which is why we offer interest-free Payment Plans to help you access any treatment you’re seeking for your children.
Here are the answers to the most common questions we get about children's ortho. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call or send an email.Contact
If they have the early or late loss of baby teeth, difficulty with chewing or biting, a pronounced overbite or underbite, protruding upper front teeth, breathing mainly through their mouth or noisy sleeping.
Everyone is different, and we can work out how often you should have a check-up based on the condition of your teeth and gums. This is usually every 6 months, but may be less depending on your needs.
Some orthodontic conditions are easier to correct if treated early. Early ortho treatment is about preventing more severe problems later on, by addressing teeth and jaw development while kids are still growing.
All kid’s teeth look crowded and too big for their mouths when they first come through. This is perfectly normal and with time, most children’s faces will grow adequately to be able to hold all their teeth.
An underbite is where the top front teeth sit behind the bottom front teeth. This creates a damaging bite that usually leads to the chipping and wear of front teeth, but can often be treated with Early Ortho. A small, narrow upper jaw can produce severe tooth crowding. Simple treatment with Early Ortho can gently widen the upper jaw, making space for all their teeth and often improving nasal breathing. A crossbite is where the top back teeth sit inside the bottom back teeth. This creates a damaging bite that increases the risk of tooth wear and future jaw joint problems, but is very treatable with Early Ortho.
After you meet our dentists, we will go over your medical and dental history so that we have all the necessary information to ensure you get the best treatment for your individual needs. Our dentists will discuss your treatment expectations before examining your teeth and gums. We’ll take an x-ray showing your teeth and supporting structures, and areas that can’t be viewed in your mouth. Our dentists will develop a treatment plan that includes a number of options specifically designed for you. Your lifestyle, wants and needs are important considerations in making the choice that’s best for you. Your dentist or dental hygienist will then professionally clean your teeth. We strongly believe in patient education, so we’ll discuss oral hygiene techniques and recommend the next steps in your oral health journey.