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Kids Orthodontics

Just like everything in dental, early intervention is important. If you are concerned about your child's teeth or bite book them in for a consultation with the team at Exact Orthodontics while they are still young. 

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Yes, they may still have some 'baby teeth' but an early consultation with our specialist orthodontist allows us to evaluate the existing and incoming teeth. This then means we can start planning for any treatment they may need now or in the future. 

When to first visit the orthodontist.

There's no magic age that signals when you should visit an orthodontist. Generally, it's best to schedule your child's first orthodontic consultation with us between the ages of 7 and 10. By this time the first permanent molars are typically present and we are able to check for any developing malocclusion or misalignment. Your regular dentist will monitor your child's teeth and bite and recommend orthodontic treatment if necessary.

You can There are several signs to look out for that can determine whether your child needs to visit an orthodontist for an early consultation including:

  • Early loss of baby teeth (age five or earlier)

  • Your child's teeth do not meet when they biting

  • Snoring and/or Mouth breathing

  • Crowded or protruding front teeth

  • Biting and/or Chewing difficulty

  • Speech impediments

  • Your child's jaw shifts when they open their mouth

  • Thumb sucking past the age of five

Every smile is different, but if you notice any of these signs in your child, get in touch with the team at Exact Orthodontics to schedule a kid's orthodontic consultation.

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