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Early Years Orthodontics

Give Your Child’s Smile the Best Start In Life

Many of the problems adults face with the position of their teeth are entirely avoidable.

While many orthodontic issues aren’t always visible until all the permanent teeth have emerged, they can actually develop from early childhood.

When talking about orthodontics, it’s easy to focus on misaligned teeth, but problems surrounding jaw shape and bite issues are also very common—and avoidable.

Early orthodontic assessment at around the age of seven identifies these problems so your child can receive treatment before their more self-conscious teen years. By catching these issues early, your child’s treatment may be quicker and easier.


Early Orthodontic Assessment

From birth, children start to smile. Although teeth don’t usually emerge for a few months after birth, your child’s jaw and dental features started forming before you even saw their smile.

As your child gets a little older, we’ll start looking at the formation of their teeth, assessing how they affect facial structures and putting treatment plans in place to correct problems before they grow.

Our visiting orthodontic specialist, Maria McNally, is highly trained and experienced in treating children and uses a range of highly-effective appliances and techniques to achieve outstanding results.


Let’s Make It Simple

You may have heard of Invisalign, the popular orthodontic treatment used by teenagers and adults the world over—It’s subtle, comfortable, simple, and effective. So, when your child receives orthodontic treatment, clear removable Invisalign First aligners are the perfect solution.

Invisalign First is a specially designed child-friendly aligner perfect for young smiles. It works just like the adult treatment by applying gentle pressure to your child’s teeth so they gradually move to their new position.

Throughout your child’s Invisalign treatment, they’ll wear a series of removable aligners. Because the aligners are removable, they won’t affect mealtimes or get in the way of your child brushing their teeth.

Because Invisalign is discreet, the aligners won’t stand out when your child smiles. Once your child has worn their aligner for a while, they will hardly feel them either. The smooth, light plastic makes Invisalign comfortable.

Invisalign is highly effective; however, in some cases, we may combine this treatment with additional appliances or suggest an alternative option if it better suits your child’s needs.

Early Orthodontics at Hale Dental

Although NHS treatments often overlook young smiles, early orthodontics can set your child up for the best oral health future. At Hale Dental, we have the skills, know-how, and gentle approach needed to care for your child.

Call today to book your child’s orthodontic assessment.


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