Want to know if your child will need braces when they're older?
Prepare for the future by understanding the type of bite your child is developing.
The Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends that children be seen by an orthodontist at 7 years of age. This is because certain problems are best identified and treated then. These include: stuck canines, a narrow upper jaw, thumb sucking, and cross-bites. If these issues are fixed early, it can prevent serious problems from developing and the need for complex treatment in the future.
The aim of an early treatment is to redirect growth and development of the teeth and jaws to how it should be. This usually involves the use of either an:
- Partial braces
- Thumb sucking deterrent appliance or
- Space maintainer
At Westside Orthodontics Toowoomba, we endeavour to make orthodontics for kids fun! Check out our range of sparkling plates, colourful mouthguards, and tiny metal springs to move teeth. We also offer a free* initial consultation and tailored payment plans.
Even if early treatment isn’t needed, get advice early! Understanding what type of bite your child is developing can help you plan for the future!
To ensure your child is checked up early, contact our practice today to schedule an appointment.