Children and Orthodontics – Kew, Melbourne, VIC

Malocclusions, or misalignments of the teeth, can be recognised as early as 2 to 3 years of age. Often, early steps can be taken to reduce the need for major orthodontic treatment at a later age. We can help identify these issues in your child.

Making Kids Comfortable With Dentistry

We understand that children have different needs and sensitivities than adults and we address them all. Adults want the best technology, the most informed doctors and the highest-quality care. While all these are important when caring for kids, they also require special attention in order to feel comfortable and respected. We offer the best of both worlds.

Our dentists have extensive experience working with children and teens, so we can make the dental experience more enjoyable for everyone. By making kids comfortable with dentistry at a younger age, they’ll have the correct knowledge to provide them with a lifetime of excellent dental health! Call us for your child’s appointment today!

Stage I

Early Treatment: This period of treatment encompasses ages 2 to 6. At this young age, we are concerned with underdeveloped dental arches, the premature loss of primary teeth and harmful habits like thumb-sucking. Treatment initiated in this stage of development is often very successful and many times (though not always) eliminates the need for future orthodontic or orthopaedic treatment.

Stage II

Mixed Dentition: This period covers the ages of 6 to 12, when the permanent front teeth (incisors) and 6-year molars come in. Treatment deals with jaw misalignment and dental realignment problems. This is an excellent stage to start treatment, when indicated, as your child’s hard and soft tissues are usually very responsive to orthodontic or orthopaedic forces.

Stage III

Adolescent Dentition: This stage deals with the permanent teeth and the development of the final bite relationship.

We’re happy to work with your child at each of the above developmental stages. Call today to schedule an orthodontic consultation for your child.