Orthodontic treatment options for children

To give your child the best start in life, establishing a good oral hygiene routine is essential. Clean healthy teeth not only look good, but they contribute to greater well-being too. At Pallant Orthodontics, we encourage families to bring their children in for an early orthodontic consultation as part of this routine.

Why is an orthodontic consultation important for children?

The British Orthodontic Society (BOS) recommends all children are seen by an orthodontist by the age of 11, if not earlier. This is a recommendation we agree with because it makes it much less likely for small issues present at a young age becoming larger problems for them later in life. When a child comes in for an orthodontic consultation, we can assess the state of their teeth and jaws while they are still in the growing phase. This means we can identify any signals that they may indicate problems that may occur later on.

It also means we can potentially reduce the amount of treatment (and treatment fees) that may be needed in your child's teenage years, by pairing them with a treatment programme that encourages a straighter alignment at the development phase.

Treatment for children and teens

Benefits of an early consultation

Bringing your child in for an orthodontic consultation by the age of 11 has many benefits, including:

  • Making them feel comfortable in the orthodontic environment
  • Proactively identifying any treatment requirements that may be needed
  • Establishing a good oral hygiene routine, with advice from the professionals
  • Reducing the amount of orthodontic treatment, or the length of time required for treatment, later on
  • Encouraging them to take ownership of the care of their teeth

Invisalign® for children and teens

Invisalign® is a virtually invisible orthodontic treatment option that will straighten your child’s teeth, improve their smile and just might give them a boost to your confidence – all without anyone noticing that they’re wearing braces. These near-invisible clear aligners will be just between you, your child and your orthodontist.

The treatment uses a series of custom-made aligners that are made using clear, medical-grade plastic. They’re safe and comfortable to wear, thanks to the precise measurements we take of your teeth and jaw using the advanced iTero Digital Scanner. One of the best features of this treatment is that the aligners are removable. You can take them out to eat, brush and floss – and maybe even to pose for a quick photo.

If you’d like to book an appointment for your child or find out more about the benefits of Invisalign® treatment, please book a free initial consultation with our friendly team.

Invisalign® for children and teens