Providing solid foundations
for the future.
There are many benefits for the child if problems are identified early on. An orthodontic assessment can lower the risk of protruded front teeth, correct harmful oral habits, guide adult teeth into a more favourable position, improve the bite and the way the lips meet.
What are the signs that my child needs a brace?
- Early, late, or irregular loss of baby teeth
- Teeth that meet abnormally or not at all
- Crowding, misplaced, or blocked-out teeth
- Difficulty in chewing or biting
- Jaws that shift or make sounds
- Biting the cheek or roof of the mouth
- Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face
If you have concerns about your child’s teeth and would like to know if they need braces, book an orthodontic assessment with our orthodontist in Blackrock.
At what age should I get my child evaluated?
- the specific problems (if any)
- the growth of the child
- risks and benefits of treatment or not treating
Your dentist will help you determine the best time for evaluation and orthodontic treatment. If you have concerns about your child’s teeth and would like to know if they need braces, book an assessment at our dental clinic in Blackrock.
Would you like to know more about children’s orthodontic treatment?
Children’s Orthodontics FAQs.
What is the most common orthodontic problem?
For how long will my child need to wear braces?
Does a child’s diet have to change because of braces?
It’s generally best to avoid anything hard, chewy or sticky like chocolate bars with sticky centres, boiled sweets and chewing gum.
There are also some other popular foods that should be eaten carefully including popcorn, crisps and apples or carrots.
If you are unsure, check with the dental team here at Shields.
Will my child need to wear a retainer?
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