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Early orthodontic treatment

We encourage all parents to schedule a consultation for their children by the time they are 7 years old. This will help us monitor and catch any orthodontic issues the moment they arise. And, if your child does need treatment, we have multiple options to gently move their teeth, giving them a beautiful smile for years.

When should my child see a Specialist Orthodontist?

It is best to have your child come in for an initial orthodontic consultation around the ages of 7-9 years old. At this age, your child’s back molars have most likely grown in, and their bite has been established. It is a perfect time for a Specialist Orthodontist to assess their smile.

While your child may not need any treatment at this age, we can screen for potential issues and plan the best time to treat them in the future. By doing this, we can catch issues before they begin, saving you time and money on costly treatments later in your child’s life.

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Our SureSmile® braces

At our practice, we offer an extremely accurate braces option to our young patients. We also use 3D imaging technology and robotics to design the most precise custom treatment possible for your child’s smile. Best yet, SureSmile® braces come in both metal and clear options, providing a discreet treatment for image-conscious teens.

Our Specialist Orthodontists can craft a bespoke treatment plan for your child’s exact needs without the need to take a single bite mould. And, because SureSmile® braces are so precise, we may be able to shorten your child’s treatment time by up to 30%.

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Invisalign® First for children

You may be pleased to know that we can provide Invisalign® clear aligners to children as young as 7 years old. Invisalign® First is a special treatment programme tailored specifically to children. It’s designed specifically with growing jaws in mind, and allows space for their current and incoming teeth. Invisalign® clear aligners are made of smooth plastic, and are gentle on your child’s cheeks and gums. They can also remove their aligners to eat and practice proper oral hygiene.

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Invisalign® treatments for teens

If your child is a teenager, they may benefit from our regular Invisalign® treatment programme. Invisalign® clear aligners are incredibly discreet, so your teen won’t have to worry about their orthodontic treatment being on display.

You won’t have to adjust their busy schedule around treatment, either. They’ll simply switch to new aligner trays from home, as directed by their doctor. Plus, since clear aligners are removable, your teen can continue to enjoy their favourite foods, play sports, and practice musical instruments as normal!

*Invisalign® aligners are a registered medical device, you should always read and follow the label and the instructions of your treating orthodontist.

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Carriere® 3D Motion Appliance

Your Specialist Orthodontist may suggest your child begin treatment with a Carriere® 3D Motion Appliance to address misalignments before they start braces or Invisalign® treatment.

A Carriere® 3D Motion Appliance is a smooth, sleek, metal appliance that attaches to the upper canine tooth and permanent first molar on each side of your child’s mouth. We will link the Carriere® Appliance to the lower teeth using rubber bands and tooth anchors. Using gentle pressure, the Carriere® Appliance can address misalignments in your child’s back teeth and reduce the time they will need to spend later in braces or aligners.

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Give your child the gift of a straight smile

Bring your child in for a consultation with one of our highly skilled Central Coast orthodontists to see what orthodontic treatment can do for your smile. We will do our best to make sure your child is happy and comfortable every step of the way through treatment with us.

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Level 1 822 Anzac Parade
NSW 2035

(02) 9344 7081

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84 Avoca Dr
NSW 2251

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