Children’s dentistry & orthodontics in Melbourne

The first thing that comes to mind when people think of orthodontics, is a teenager with a mouth full of metal. However, at iSmile Studio we prefer to see patients much younger. By around age seven many children will have a combination of both primary (baby) teeth and adult teeth.

Orthodontics for Children

It’s at this age iSmile Studio recommend you bring your child in for their first orthodontic assessment.

This will enable our dentists to detect subtle changes in the development and growth of their teeth and facial bones.

As young children develop quickly, orthodontic problems can be easier and less complicated to correct when diagnosed early. Early assessment and growth guidance can lessen the timeframe your child needs to wear braces, reduce need for extractions of permanent teeth and improve your child’s airway thus positively influencing growth of the face and jaws.

These are some indicators for the need of early orthodontic examinations:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Mouth breathing, thumb or finger sucking
  • Crowded, crooked or blocked teeth
  • Teeth that don’t come together correctly or at all
  • Jaws and teeth that are disproportionate to the face
  • Snoring and grinding teeth at night
  • Bed wetting

Early intervention has several benefits:

  • Guide the growth and development of the upper and lower dental arches
  • Guide incoming permanent teeth into correct positions
  • Reduce the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Reduce or eliminate speech problems or abnormal swallowing
  • Improve personal appearance and self-esteem
  • Preserve or increase space in the jaw required for emerging permanent teeth

The iSmile Studio Balwyn team welcome you to bring your child to our practice for an orthodontic assessment. We will guide you through all the options available and discuss if your child would benefit from early orthodontic growth guidance.

Treatment from iSmile Studio Balwyn now can help your child enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for life. To schedule your child’s orthodontic assessment, call us on (03) 9888 5677. Our practice is easy to find and is located at 1/92 Balwyn Rd, Balwyn VIC 3103.

  • iSmile Studio Dental
    1/92 Balwyn Rd,
    Balwyn VIC 3103