Braces for Kids Caulfield, Melbourne

KIDS ORTHODONTICS CAULFIELD
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Why choose Hello Ortho for braces?

Specialists

Specialists

We're a registered Orthodontic practice in Caulfield, so you benefit from our extra training and experience to improve the chance of getting the results you want.

Choices

Choices

Braces are personal, not one-size-fits-all. We have options for different needs, including tooth-coloured ceramic braces and Damon braces.

Payment Plans

Payment Plans

If the cost of your braces isn't covered by health insurance, we'll help you to break it down with interest-free finance options.

Why braces?

There are many reasons why braces for kids might be recommended by an orthodontist. Some of these symptoms include:

Overlapping teeth, The late loss of baby teeth, The early loss of baby teeth, Overcrowded teeth, Jaw that is out of proportion to the face/Jaw abnormality.

Some giveaway signs indicative of braces requirement include:

Difficulty in chewing, Difficulty in biting, Thumb or finger sucking, Mouth breathing, Speech difficulties

Other than addressing these symptoms, it can be important that children get braces early in life to address potential long-term complications.

Opting for kids braces for teeth might also reduce the overall cost of treatment by starting the required corrections at the earliest possible opportunity. Wondering if it’s too early for child to use braces? Well, braces for kids are becoming increasingly common and according to the Australian Society of Orthodontists, 7 out of 10 youngsters respond positively when informed that they need orthodontic treatment. Many orthodontists are now visited by youngsters not because their regular dentist has recommended them, but because they ‘want’ to have braces.

Types of braces for kids

Orthodontic treatment has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, and because of that, there are a range of braces options for kids to choose from. Opting for one depends on several factors including one’s budget, braces’ appearance or chosen orthodontic treatment.

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Clear Aligners – Invisalign

Clear aligners are a superior option for mild to moderate teeth alignment issues, but they are also one of the most expensive options. Furthermore, they must be worn for about 22 hours each day to have the greatest impact. delse, therapy will take much longer or not work at all.

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Metal Braces

Metal dental braces are now thinner, sleeker, lighter, and, with the addition of custom-coloured elastics, quite fashionable as well. They straighten teeth effectively for a broad range of dental issues and are typically worn for 18 to 24 months.

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Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces for kids are similar to metal braces, however they include a transparent tooth colour that makes them less visible. They’re an excellent option for children who are self-conscious about wearing metal-style dental braces.

Ceramic braces, like metal braces, are typically worn for 18 to 24 months and may treat a broad range of tooth problems. Due to the materials that are used, the cost of these braces for kids is more expensive.

Despite this, they’ll still make for a great braces before and after!

What age is perfect for kids to have braces?

According to the Australian Society of Orthodontics, children’s teeth should be examined by the age of six or seven since it is around this age when adult teeth start emerging. It’s also the age when teeth are grown to the point where minor issues with jaw development and developing teeth must be evaluated and addressed.

When is the best time to get braces? It all depends on the kid. Because of the anatomy and development phases of the head and mouth, it is recommended to receive braces between the ages of 10 and 14.

While the head and mouth are still developing, teeth are more adaptable to change, making the procedure simpler in the end.

This is not to imply that people cannot have braces later in life; in fact, the number of braces adoption among adults is consistently increasing.

With that in mind, there is no ‘perfect’ time for kids to get braces.

Each case must be addressed on its own merits and judged accordingly.

Ceramic braces

Sometimes called clear braces, Ceramic braces are a good choice if you don't want your braces to be so visible. They can be just as effective as metal braces in most cases, though treatment may take a little longer.

Lingual braces

Also called invisible braces, because they're attached behind the teeth and can't be easily seen, lingual braces are another popular choice if you don't want to draw attention to your orthodontic treatment.

Damon™ braces

Damon braces are self-ligating, meaning they don't need elastic ties. This can make them faster, more comfortable and more hygienic than traditional braces, taking up to 6 months off the standard treatment time. We offer Damon braces with metal or ceramic brackets, depending on your needs.

Expansion appliance

Palate expanders may be recommended for younger children from about age 7 who have a narrow upper jaw. This appliance is attached to the roof of the mouth, where it encourages the upper jaw to expand. This can create space to align overcrowding and assist bite correction.

Dentofacial orthopaedic appliance

These appliances can help to treat overbite, protruding front teeth and other complex orthodontic problems while the jaws are still growing. Types of dentofacial orthopaedic appliances we use at Hello Ortho include Inman aligners, Herbst appliances and Twin Block appliances.

Kids Braces Frequently Asked Questions

Braces can be applied – if required – from as young as eight-years-old. However, they are typically applied and worn between the ages of 11 and 14.

There are a range of symptoms to look out for, including the early or late loss of baby teeth, mouth breathing or even speech impediments. The best way to know for sure, however, is to see an orthodontist.

Your child will only be recommended to wear braces if it is judged to be safe by a qualified orthodontist.

An orthodontist may place braces on a patient when they still have baby teeth, and then wait for the adult teeth to emerge before deciding whether or not additional treatment is required.

The cost of braces for kids vary dependent on the problem being addressed and the type of braces chosen. Get in touch with our team to learn about the treatment and pricing options.

Differences between kids and adult braces treatment include the time that braces may need to be worn. Sometimes, kids braces can be more effective over a short time frame.

You should take your child for an annual check-up after braces treatment is complete.

The treatment options for your child depend on the dental issues that need to be solved. You can see one of our qualified orthodontics for a recommendation.

When the first set of teeth emerges, they are often misaligned, forming a V shape. This seems to be more noticeable in the bottom teeth. There is nothing to be concerned about at this stage of your child’s teeth growth. As the kid develops, their teeth should self-correct.

The dental and oral treatment and care of children as young as 7 years old is known as early orthodontic therapy (also known as interceptive treatment). If your kid has significant dental problems, orthodontic equipment may be used to start addressing the condition before the permanent teeth emerge.

Book your free braces consultation in Caulfield

If you’re ready to book a consultation with an orthodontist in Caulfield or you just want to know more about our treatments, contact our team at Hello Ortho today.

Call us on 03 9524 8900 or request a quote.