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Early Intervention Orthodontics For Young Children

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Early Intervention Orthodontics For Young Children

Here at Focus Dental at Blackburn, we work hard to create an environment where everyone can feel safe and comfortable – no more fear of the dentist. That includes our youngest clients and we make it simple and fun to get orthodontics for children and adults. Ensuring children are comfortable coming to the dentist is vital because it will put them on the path to a healthy lifestyle with regular dental checkups into their adult years. So when should I consider seeing an orthodontist for kids and looking at the possibility of braces for kids? The Australian Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that all children aged seven should visit a kids orthodontist for the first time. Here at Focus Dental, we will make it simple, painless and comfortable for your little ones so they can have a happy and healthy smile throughout their entire life.

What Is Orthodontics?

Orthodontists are dental specialists trained in preventing, diagnosing, and treating irregularities of the teeth and face. Their services include straightening crooked teeth, fixing bad bites, and aligning the jaws. A dentist who becomes an orthodontist goes through 5000 hours (which is the equivalent of three full-time years of study) of specialist training in orthodontics after completing a five-year degree in dentistry. You should ensure that you are being treated by an orthodontist regardless of whether you are wearing braces or clear aligners such as Invisalign. The first step is for an orthodontist to examine your teeth, bite, jaw joints, and jaw muscles inside your mouth. You will also be photographed from the front and side (bite and occlusion), as well as your teeth and face. Then your teeth and gums will be evaluated with x-rays. Our doctor will investigate all of these factors in order to determine if orthodontic treatment is needed and what kind of treatment is best for you. Today, orthodontists have a range of treatment options at their disposal. There are a variety of orthodontic appliances, other than braces, that are used to modify and align the bite. Our practice uses metal braces as well as ceramic (or clear) braces, and we regularly use Invisalign clear aligners which can be safely removed when you eat and clean your teeth, do not have bulky wires or brackets and offer an almost visible form of dental correction that will enable children and adults to go about their day with confidence.

Treatment of Orthodontic Issues in Children

The AAO recommends children see an orthodontist at an early age for a variety of reasons. These are the reasons we tell our patients.
  • Because children's teeth and jaws are very soft, orthodontic treatment for this age group tends to be very common.
  • Children's teeth can be moved more easily with less pressure, resulting in a more comfortable treatment experience.
That doesn’t mean every child who comes in for a visit must receive orthodontic treatment. It is basically a way to future-proof your child’s smile by consulting with an orthodontist as soon as possible.
The first adult molars erupt by the age of seven and this is important since they form the back bite. Because of this, we can assess the relationship between front and back teeth and start addressing any problems.
The likelihood of your child requiring orthodontic treatment at the age of seven is slim, but it’s the perfect age to have an orthodontic exam and monitor their progress.





The Benefits of Orthodontics For Children

Starting this monitoring process early (we call it ortho for kids to make it feel less scary) allows our professionals to assess how your children’s teeth are forming and make early decisions on things like children’s braces and other kids orthodontist treatments that might be required down the track.
Visiting our clinic for professional orthodontics assessments and treatments is all about monitoring your child’s development and dental growth. By getting to understand your child’s dental development early it is possible to intervene early and treat a range of issues like:
  • Tooth overcrowding
  • Necessary extractions
  • Overbites and underbites and more.
Our goal is for your child’s orthodontic experience to be fun for both of you. Our staff enjoys making your child’s teeth look great while having fun at the same time. You and your child are always welcome to ask any questions you may have about orthodontics as well. Our team is always happy to help educate families on ways they can enjoy better dental health.

Why Orthodontics For Adults Are Important

There is a common misconception that orthodontics is just for children, but many adults will need to have this form of treatment in their life as well. Left untreated, orthodontic issues can cause major health problems in your mouth including gum damagecracked and broken teeth or the need to extract teeth that are beyond saving.

We understand that many Australian adults are afraid of the dentist, but you don’t have to be with our orthodontics for children and adults at our Blackburn clinic. You will be surprised at how far this field has come and with Invisalign retainers, you can correct your smile with no pain, no braces and near-invisible retainers so there is no embarrassment over wearing traditional braces.

When was the last time you had a dental assessment? Book an appointment with our friendly professionals at Blackburn and we will make the process comfortable and pain-free for you, so you can enjoy a healthy and confident smile.

We also offer other dental services including kid dental careimplant dentistryteeth whiteningemergency dentistry and regular dental check ups . Browse our website or ring a bell for more information.