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Early treatment

Bringing your child to see a Specialist Orthodontist can set them up for a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles. Early intervention treatments can reduce the chance of tooth decay and tooth extractions, and even prevent the need for more intensive treatments later in life.

Early treatment

Early treatment

When should my child start seeing an orthodontist?

Though we can enhance your smile at any age, your child should have their initial visit as young as seven years old. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but Dr Hoey can examine your child’s smile to determine the most opportune time to begin treatment.

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Why is this the optimal age for a smile assessment?

By the age of seven, your child’s first adult molars will probably have grown in. Dr Hoey will be able to tell if teeth are growing in such a way that will create and overbite or crossbite before the issue worsens. Timely screening will ensure that your child’s smile grows in a healthy way, and can reduce the length and complexity of their orthodontic treatments.

Early treatment

Benefits of early treatment

  • Create room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Create facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reduce the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Preserve space for unerupted teeth
  • Reduce the need for tooth removal
  • Reduce treatment time with braces or aligners

 Invisalign® treatment

Can my child have Invisalign® treatment?

Invisalign® First is specifically designed to help guide the growth of your child’s jaw and ensure proper space for their current and incoming teeth. Our clear aligners are custom-made from smooth plastic that won’t irritate your child’s cheeks and gums. Plus they are removable, so your child won’t need to change their eating or brushing habits.

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Give your child the gift of a straight smile

Protect the health of your child’s teeth and bring them in for their first consultation with Dr Hoey. He will let you know if Invisalign® First or a gentle expander could help shape your child’s growing smile.

Book a free consultation

Book a free consultation

Your first consultation is completely free and there’s no obligation to go ahead with treatment.

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