Create a brilliant smile with our children’s orthodontic services on the Central Coast.
Giving your children the gift of straight teeth and a properly aligned jaw offers more than cosmetic benefits alone. Straight teeth are easier to clean and prevent the buildup of bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease.
Advance Family Dental Lake Haven offers expert children’s orthodontics on the Central Coast. Come and see our expert dentists to explore the treatment options that best suit your child.
When should my child be treated?
Simple early treatment may be able to prevent the need for more extensive procedures when your child is older.
We aim to identify any potential issues with the development of your child’s teeth and jaw from a young age which is why we recommend making your child’s first dentist appointment when they are around six months old and, if required, orthodontic treatment can begin before your child’s adult teeth erupt.
What treatment options are available?
Fixed braces are the most commonly used orthodontic treatment for children. Fixed braces allow our expert dentists to reposition teeth with precise accuracy and tend to offer the best results for children.
How do braces work?
Fixed braces use a network of brackets and wires to apply consistent pressure to the teeth and jaws. This pressure slowly moves the teeth and jaw into proper alignment. The brackets and wires are tightened and adjusted over time to gradually reposition the teeth with minimal discomfort caused to the patient.
The duration of the treatment will vary depending on the severity of your child’s case and how extensively their teeth or jaw need to be repositioned.
It’s also important to keep in mind that your child will need to wear a retainer for a period following the removal of their braces. The retainer is used to set the teeth into their new positions.