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Orthodontic treatment for children

We all want the best start in life for our children - and that includes a healthy, happy smile. At Origin Orthodontics, we can guide the growth of your child’s grin to ensure it is straight and healthy for years to come.

When should my child visit a Specialist Orthodontist?

In the UK, it is recommended for children to visit a Specialist Orthodontist around the age of seven. At this age, their adult teeth have started to grow in, and their jaw is still growing - which makes it the best time to assess their bite.

We can see if your child’s bite is aligned correctly, and make sure they have enough space for their current and incoming teeth. If we think they would benefit from orthodontic intervention, we can minimise their treatment time as teens through early treatment with a functional appliance.

 When should my child visit a Specialist Orthodontist?

What is a functional appliance?

A functional appliance is often used to treat children with prominent upper front teeth. In a growing child, a functional brace can be used to help create a more harmonious facial profile. It does so by guiding the way the upper and lower front teeth bite together.

At our practice, we use the Twin Block, a removable appliance that guides your child’s lower jaw forward into alignment. The Twin Block is gentle, and will be comfortable for your child to wear once they adjust to it.

 What is a functional appliance?

Braces for children

After treatment with a functional appliance, it is likely that your child will need braces to straighten their smile. Your child’s treatment time with braces will likely be reduced because of their functional appliance.

At Origin Orthodontics, we will ensure your child is fitted with the orthodontic brace most appropriate for their treatment needs. They may even be a candidate for Invisalign® First, an Invisalign® treatment developed specifically for the growing mouths of children.

 Braces for children

Set your child up for success

Give your child the gift of a forever smile by bringing them in for their first orthodontic consultation. The team at Origin Orthodontics can’t wait to welcome you and your child into our patient family.

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