The Australian Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children no later than seven years of age should have an orthodontic assessment.
Why is early treatment important?
Like most things, and particularly with children’s teeth, prevention is always better than cure. It’s vital that children establish regular and hygienic oral health habits at a young age to ensure they minimise any orthodontic problems in later years. Plaque build-up resulting from poor oral health can lead to cavities and gum disease.
What does an early treatment consultation entail?
The main goal of an early treatment consultation is to assess your child’s teeth and jaws to detect any orthodontic issues which could materialise as your child’s mouth continues to develop. By detecting any potential problems with your child’s mouth, we can essentially minimise any orthodontic work which may be needed in later years. By creating a treatment plan at your child’s initial assessment, we will be better prepared for any issues that may arise in the future.
Family friendly practice
At Clear Invisible Braces, we’re aware of the fact that children may find the dentist a slightly scary place, so we take the appropriate steps to ensure each young patient is at ease and comfortable in the dentist’s chair. Our orthodontist, Dr Steven Semaan, has five children so we certainly know the importance of an early treatment consultation!