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Orthodontic treatment for children

At Torque Orthodontics, we like to make orthodontics fun for our younger patients.

It's vital that children are taught at an early age about the importance of good dental care, but brushing teeth isn't usually high on a child's list of fun things to do. However, the teeth we get as children are the teeth we have for life, so it’s important to look after them.

The Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) recommends children have an initial orthodontic consultation by the age of seven. A consultation at this age will enable us to assess your child’s teeth and jaws and identify any treatment they may require in the future. Because their bones are still growing at this time, certain conditions, such as teeth crowding, can be addressed more easily. Early treatment can also literally improve their facial features for life and save financial and emotional expenses associated with problems that go unchecked.

Braces
for children

Braces and orthodontic treatments have come a long way since Torque Orthodontics first began making kids smile. The wires we use today are less noticeable and are made of advanced materials that exert a steady, gentle pressure on the teeth. The process is now faster and more comfortable.

At Torque Orthodontics younger children may benefit from early intervention treatment. This treatment can include partial braces, arch expanders or other appliances to treat a variety of orthodontic issues in young children. A consultation with our orthodontist can determine if there is an orthodontic problem and when is the best time to treat that problem.

Treating
tongue ties

Here at Torque Orthodontics, we are also able to treat children with tongue ties. A tongue tie restricts the range of movement your child is able to achieve with their tongue because there is a small band of tissue that keeps the tongue attached to the floor of your child’s mouth.

Tongue ties are usually picked up in babies because it affects their ability to breastfeed. Other signs that your child may have a tongue tie is if they have difficultly eating, speaking or swallowing. Our orthodontists are able to rectify this problem by carefully releasing the tongue tie during a routine surgical procedure.

Tongue Tie

Orthodontic treatment
for teens

At Torque Orthodontics we reassure our teenage patients that Orthodontic treatment doesn’t have to impose on their lifestyle. We offer both braces and Invisalign and discuss which treatment will work best for you. We love seeing our patients grow during their treatment and the confidence they gain from having straight teeth.

Orthodontic treatment for teens

Child-friendly
treatment

It’s never too early for an initial consultation. Out Orthodontists can advise whether early intervention treatment is required. For some children this treatment can allow correction of adverse growth patterns before they develop further. At Torque Orthodontics, we cater for each individual child and we do everything we can to make orthodontics fun for children. This includes providing incentives for good oral hygiene for our patients

Child friendly treatment

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