Children Orthodontics

Children Orthodontics

Children may require orthodontic treatment for a number of reasons including crooked, overlapping, overcrowded teeth, or an overbite/underbite (malocclusion).

Most children begin treatment around the age of 12 or 13, once their permanent teeth are established.
Occasionally treatment is better started earlier (8+ years) where your dentist may want to make an earlier referral.

When you visit the surgery, we will advice about the position of your teeth and whether you would benefit from orthodontic treatment.

Orthodontic treatment usually involves the wearing of braces (removable or fixed) and often the extraction of some teeth.

Orthodontic treatments not only create great smiles, but also contribute greatly to overall oral health.
Straight, aligned teeth can make it easier to chew food, speak clearly and can help prevent snoring.

For information on types of dental braces see our orthodontics section.

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