Early orthodontic treatment

Protect your child’s smile by coming in for a free consultation with our Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Crotty. An early assessment can catch orthodontic issues before they begin and save you time and money on your child’s orthodontic treatment.

What age should I bring my child in for an orthodontic consultation?

It’s best for children to come for their first orthodontic consultation around the age of eight. At this age, Dr Crotty will be able to predict how your child’s smile will grow, and get ahead of any orthodontic issues that might arise.

Catching orthodontic issues early on can save a lot of time and money on lengthy orthodontic treatment in your child’s teenage years. While your child may not need to start treatment at the age of eight, we can closely monitor their smile and intervene at the opportune time.

What age should I bring my child in for an orthodontic consultation?

How do I know if my child could benefit from orthodontic treatment

Not all signs of orthodontic issues are obvious. That’s why it’s important to bring your child to see a specialist. Dr Crotty can use our digital scanning equipment to get precise images of your child’s teeth and jaws and understand what’s going on under the surface of their smile.

There are some telltale signs of orthodontic problems, however, which include:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Mouth breathing
  • Finger sucking past the age of five
  • Crowded, overlapping teeth
  • Difficulty speaking clearly
  • Teeth that stick out too far
  • Teeth that don’t meet when your child bites together
  • Upper and lower jaws that don’t line up in the middle
  • Large gaps between existing teeth
How do I know if my child could benefit from orthodontic treatment

Invisalign® First for small smiles

If your child could benefit from early intervention, one great treatment option is Invisalign® First. This is an Invisalign® treatment for children ages 7 to 11 years old. The smooth, clear aligners of Invisalign® First help guide the growth of your child’s jaws to make space for all their teeth.

These aligners can help reduce the time your child spends in braces in their teenage years, and are gentle and removable, so they make a wonderful introduction to orthodontic treatment.

Invisalign® First for small smiles

An early start for a healthy smile

Set your child’s smile up for success by booking their first consultation with Dr Crotty. This no-obligation consultation will allow you and your child to explore what orthodontic options, if any, could be best for the health of their smile.

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An early start for a healthy smile

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