Children’s habit breaker
Thumb sucking is a common habit for young children, however, it can lead to tooth and jaw problems if the habit persists.
Meant for children aged from around 7 to 13 years old, these braces address issues that can occur as the adult teeth grow in.
Fixed functional appliances
Often focussing on the jaw and bite, fixed functional appliances are able to encourage more favourable directions of growth.
Kids love us!
Our waiting rooms have iPads loaded with games (you can play too!) and Dr O’Connor’s experience in paediatric dental care makes a visit to the ‘dentist’ far from scary!
Sibling and family discounts
If you have more than one child in need of braces, or you’ve been considering a corrective dental treatment yourself, ask about our family discount policy.
Is your child a candidate?
Dr Daniel O’Connor treats children with:
- Irregular facial profile
- Severely crowded teeth
- Underbite and overbite
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Speech difficulties
- Finger sucking and other habits
Do I need a referral for my child to see a specialist orthodontist?
No! You don’t need a referral from your doctor or dentist to make an appointment with Dr O’Connor. You’re welcome to bring previous scans, however, we have X-ray and 3D scanner facilities on site for your convenience.
How frequently does my child need to see the doctor?
Depending on treatment and case, children may need to visit every 1 to 2 months for up to a year.
Can my child play sport during early treatment?
Yes, personalised mouthguards are available for all early treatment patients.
Do you have payment plan options?
Where is Solas Orthodontics located?
Will Medicare cover the cost of my child’s braces?
Medicare does not cover the cost of braces, though some health funds will. Find out about payment plans which may be available for your child’s treatment.