Increased Confidence Lifelong Oral Health
A great your smile for your child is one of the most important investments you can provide for their future. Meet our specialist orthodontists of more than 30 years of experience and get all the answers on how to straighten your child’s teeth.
Why is early intervention important?
The key aspect of orthodontic treatment is managing a child’s dental and jaw development at a young age as they grow into their teenage years This means using simple removable appliances to making sure that all the adult teeth ultimately develop in their right position at the right time without crowding, gaps and bad bites.
Your child’s first orthodontic consultation
On the day your child will get a 30 minute appointment for a comprehensive detailed treatment plan, 3D digital images of their teeth with a digital scanner. We will use those images to develop a personalised treatment plan, cost of treatment and finance options. All your and your child’s questions will be answered on the day.
Below are the examples of braces commonly used before the teenage years:
Simple removable brace with wires attached to carry out minimal correction as the child develops usually from age 8-10.
Invisalign First aligners can fix a broad range of teeth straightening issues, including crowding, spacing, and narrow dental arches.
Braces available from ages 11 to 18
Fixed Metal Braces
Metal braces are made from stainless steel and have been used for many years. They are relatively inexpensive and very reliable in outcome.
Ceramic 'less visible' fixed braces
These are much less visible and look more natural than metal braces, as they blend in with your teeth. White wires can be used to further improve the aesthetics.
Invisible Braces for Teenagers
Benefits of Invisalign for Teens
- Custom-made discreet clear aligners made for each patient create a more comfortable wear
- It is completely invisible therefore fits into the children’s social life, friends’ parties, taking photos etc
- Digital treatment planning (Cincheck) allows for more predictable result
- Removable nature of the brace allows for better cleaning and flossing
- Able to engage in contact sporting activities without the fear of damage to the teeth or soft tissue by the brace
- Able to play musical instruments like flute or trumpets because the brace can be removed during music lessons
- Reduces the number of visits by about 50% compared with traditional brace.
- Chair side time of 15 minutes or less for most visits.
- Reduces the number of time child has to be taking off school especially close to their GCSE years.
- For busy parents, reduces the number of times you have to take off work have to visit the orthodontist.