EARLY INTERVENTION ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT CAN HELP YOUR CHILD DEVELOP THEIR TEETH CORRECTLY
Once your child starts to show signs of their teeth erupting, then is the time to consider your child’s oral development. Your child’s teeth will pave the way for their adult teeth in the future so it is important to consider the possible oral problems that could occur. Many children develop malocclusions (crooked teeth) and other dental related oral health problems that can be easily treated with orthodontic treatment.
At My Smile Doctors Clinic, we help children gain control of their smiles with a range of orthodontic treatments.
We offer the following orthodontic treatments for your child:
Metal braces are one of the most effective and affordable orthodontic treatments available today. It requires metal brackets to be bonded to the front of your child’s teeth so that over the course of your treatment we can tighten the brackets and connecting archwire to gently pull your child’s teeth into the correct position. On the brackets we have elastic ligatures which are used to affix the archwire to the brackets. These elastic ligatures can come in all different types of colours and will be changed each dental visit. You can choose from a variety of colours such as red, blue, pink, orange and alternate colours to make your braces look fun and fresh.
If your child is apprehensive about receiving metal braces than you may want to consider lingual braces. Similar to normal metal braces, the lingual braces sit behind your teeth rather than in front of your teeth.
CLEAR BRACES ‘DAMON SYSTEM’
Clear braces are fantastic for self-conscious patients who do not want their smile dominated by solid metal braces. For our clear braces we use the Damon System which is virtually ‘invisible’, designed to mould against your tooth for comfort and effectiveness and is very subtle in appearance.
To help your teeth to adjust to their new positions, we offer retainer treatment after your orthodontic treatment to stop your teeth from migrating back into their original position. Our retainers can be removable or permanent and will work to prevent tooth migration and strengthen your moved teeth.
PLASTIC REMOVABLE RETAINERS
Our plastic removable retainers also known as Vivera retainers prevent the possibility of relapse. Relapse means that the teeth will move back into their previous position. Vivera retainers are custom-made to fit your teeth for effectiveness and a snug fit. They are made from hospital grade plastics and are completely removable.
WIRE PERMANENT FIXED RETAINERS
A wire permanent fixed retainer is a small wire that is attached to the back of your smile zone (front teeth) to prevent your front teeth from moving back into their previous position after orthodontic treatment. This retainer is not removable. Our priority is the health and well-being of your child and contributing to their oral development with effective orthodontic treatment. We strive to offer our patients non-extraction orthodontics so that we can avoid extracting teeth to make more room for them. Non-extraction orthodontics starts around the age of nine years old because this is the perfect age to start manipulating the teeth into position.
At MY SMILE DOCTORS, we endeavour to help our patients achieve optimal oral health with every visit. By investing in high quality treatments and advanced dental technology, we have been able to establish an effective method to help enhance the look, feel and function of your smile.