Orthodontic Examinations

Regular orthodontic examinations can help us to monitor the development of your child’s teeth, so that we may recommend appropriate treatment if needed. Orthodontic treatment for children, also called orthopaedic, aims to help guide the growth of your child’s jaw to create sufficient space for adult teeth to emerge. This early attention can help to reduce treatment time, or even eliminate the need for braces in the future.

At Manly Dental Care we find that most children are very responsive to early treatment. With their bones still developing, guiding them into the proper alignment is far easier than it is once their growth has finished.

Even though your child may still need braces, retainers or other appliances in future, in many cases we find that orthodontic pre-treatment can help reduce seriousness of any future problems.