Orthodontics for Children

Sometimes early detection, diagnosis and treatment of a dental or skeletal problem are in the best interests of your child.
The methodology behind early intervention is to assist growth, correction of abnormal airways and bite development. This is so we can minimise the impact of atypical growth on the adult dentition and to reduce the potential need for future treatment.

How to tell if your child needs assessment:

  • Early or late loss of baby (primary) teeth
  • Prolonged thumb-sucking, tongue-thrusting or other habits that can affect arch development
  • Difficulty in breathing, chewing or swallowing
  • Crossbites, open bites, overbites or underbites
  • Dysfunctional jaw movement (TMJ disorders)
  • Mouth breathing

If you have any questions regarding your child’s dental problems please email or call us