A beautiful smile can do wonders for your child’s self-esteem. If crooked teeth or a misaligned bite are affecting your little one’s confidence, you may be wondering what the best age is to see an orthodontist for braces.
We tell you all you need to know about kids’ braces right here.
Why Kids Need Braces
There are a number of reasons why a child might need braces, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Overlapping teeth
- Overcrowded mouth
- Misaligned bite (malocclusion).
What is the right age for a child to get braces?
While there is no set age to take your child to get braces, the Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends children of 8-10 years visit a dentist for an assessment.
Factors that may make you consider taking your child to the dentist earlier might include:
- Early, late, or irregular loss of baby teeth
- Trouble biting or chewing
- Mouth breathing
- Speech impediment
- Thumb sucking past the age of 5.
Your dentist will be able to determine what age is best for your child to get braces based on their individual circumstances.
Types of Kids’ Braces
Some children are hesitant to get braces because they’re nervous about how they will look. Thankfully, we provide Invisalign® clear braces at our dental studio on the Gold Coast. Clear braces are designed to be as discreet as possible, with clear or tooth-coloured brackets that blend into the teeth.
Children’s Dentist On The Gold Coast
Oasis Dental Studio has a children’s service team dedicated to your little one’s dental and oral health. We create a pleasant and fun environment to ensure your child is comfortable at every visit.