Orofacial Orthopaedics

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Orthopaedics can enhance the long term oral health of your child

Employed during childhood years, orthopaedics can dramatically enhance the long term health and appearance of your child as they grow. This early intervention treatment is used to guide the healthy development of your child’s jaw, facial profile and breathing habits to give your child the best start in life.

What is early intervention orthodontics?

Early intervention orthodontics is typically used for children under 12 years of age to help stabilise dental issues that may cause problems later in life. Issues such as:

  • Severe malocclusions such as overbites, under bites and cross bites
  • Severe tooth impactions
  • Misaligned jaws

All of the above can play a large role in influencing your child’s dental development, which can impact your child later in life. By addressing these concerns early, at Australia Fair Dental Care in Southport we can give your child a better chance at not only avoiding the need for braces during adolescence, but create a better functioning smile!

At what age should I bring my child in for orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic issues usually become apparent by about 7 years of age, so it is important to bring your child in for an orthodontic assessment at around this age so we can track your child’s dental development and identify issues early.

Did you know your child’s habits could be influencing their oral health?

It’s true – the things your child does could be negatively impacting their smile. Issues such as:

  • Mouth-breathing
  • Sucking the thumbs
  • Poor posture
  • Not chewing properly

All habits play a role in impacting the health and function of your child’s smile. By finding these issues early, we have a better chance of achieving greater results to optimise their dental arch and facial development. Orthodontic treatment performed on children is effective as the upper jaw has not finished developing.

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