Great with kids, and great for their smile!
Early intervention is key.
The earlier teeth issues are looked after, the more problems can be avoided down the road. Early interceptive braces and orthodontic appointments are common for just this reason. Meant for children aged from around seven to 13 years old, they identify and fix problems that occur as adult teeth grow in, potentially avoiding invasive treatment and the need for removal of healthy teeth later on.
Kids have nothing to fear – Dr O’Connor specialises in braces for children, and getting braces is faster and more comfortable thanks to recent advances in technology. Assuring straight teeth has never been easier.
Benefits of Solas Orthodontics
- Options of clear, coloured, sparkling glitter and even glow-in-the-dark braces!
- A kid-friendly environment with iPads, games and an awesome orthodontist.
- Close to school with after school appointments for easy follow-ups.
The process for fixed appliances
1 Get to know us and the process
Book your initial appointment with Solas Orthodontics.
You’ll have an initial consultation with Dr O’Connor at our Perth orthodontic clinic to determine whether braces should be applied now or later as part of your child’s smile journey.
2 We take a 3D scan
Our state-of-the-art scanning technology means no impressions are required.
Solas is home to the latest 3D digital scanning technology and in-house X-ray facilities to better know your smile, the underlying causes of alignment issues, and help you understand the process moving forward.
3 Let’s start their smile journey
Time to pick a favourite colour!
Once you’re happy with the proposed treatment plan, Dr O’Connor and our team will put the braces on and make any adjustments required. His caring, good-natured manner will help put your child’s mind at ease – and the option to choose their own coloured or sparkly bands make it a bit of fun!
4 Keeping everything in check
We’re underway, and the magic begins.
Visit us every 4-8 weeks (approx.) for adjustments and to check how the treatment is progressing.
5 Follow ups and after-care
We look after you throughout and after treatment.
The full interceptive treatment will usually take between XX and XX. One you have the braces off, we provide 12 months after-care follow ups.
Does my child need braces?
If you notice any of the following signs and symptoms, your child may need braces.
- Crowded or misaligned teeth
- Protrusion (teeth jutting forwards)
- Jaws that click or make a sound
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Finger of thumb sucking
- Grinding teeth
- Problems chewing or biting food
- Problems with speech
What will braces do?
Correcting problems with your child’s teeth will have multiple positive effects.
- Straight, healthy teeth and a beautiful smile
- Teeth that are easier to clean
- Prevention of further dental problems
- Improved biting and chewing of food
- Improvements to some speech problems
- Improved self-esteem
What age should I be looking at braces for my child?
The best time for your child’s first orthodontic appointment is between the ages of seven and nine, when adult teeth have started to develop. Treatment may not be immediately required, but monitoring is important to identify potential problems.
Braces are usually fitted by the age of 12 or 13, when adult teeth have fully developed. There are many different types of braces available, including fixed braces, braces that can be attached and removed, and braces that are practically invisible.
What is the average cost of treatment of this kind?
How long will my child have to wear braces?
Treatment with braces can take up to two years, but improvements are usually noticed within a few months.