Orthodontic treatment for children
Give your child a great start in life with the healthiest teeth possible
We only have one set of adult teeth during our lifetime and that’s why it’s so important to do our very best to look after them. Doing that starts early by looking after baby teeth and getting children into the habit of cleaning their teeth properly from a young age.
Why is an early consultation important?
A child’s appearance is intricately linked with their well-being. There are numerous studies that show the negative effects of crooked teeth on the mental, physical and social well-being of children. It can greatly affect their confidence and their self-esteem. That is why we encourage you to bring your child in for an early orthodontic consultation so we can plan ahead and limit the amount of work which may be required once their adult teeth are fully formed.
At Helix House Orthodontics, we have no waiting lists and understand the perceived benefit of correcting protruding and crooked teeth. We have a wide range of brace choices for children including:
Functional braces are removable appliances used to correct prominent front teeth in children, which is caused by poor alignment of the jaws. Treatment with a functional brace typically takes 9-12 months. They are often used in conjunction with fixed braces to reduce the likelihood of jaw bone surgery in adulthood.
Protecting your child’s teeth
Here at Helix House Orthodontics, we want your children to feel completely relaxed in the dental environment and for them to value their teeth and understand the benefits of looking after them. Similarly, healthy gums are critical to retaining your teeth, and so their healthcare is just as important. We have the skills, patience and ability to be able to do this.
At Helix House Orthodontics, you can be sure your children are in safe hands.