Avondale Dental Centre

How do children’s braces work?

young boy | Children's Orthodontics in avondaleOur Avondale, Auckland dental clinic starts your child with an evaluation—typically around age seven. We also offer treatment for older children and teens—both traditional braces and Invisalign.

Orthodontics Evaluation for Children

At your child’s evaluation, your dentist looks at jaw development, spacing (including whether the jaw is large enough to hold all adult teeth), and the way teeth erupt.

If baby teeth are lost early, your child’s dentist in Avondale, Auckland can provide space maintainers to help guide adult teeth into their correct positions.

If your child needs braces, your dentist fixes brackets to the teeth and threads them with guidewires. Then, on a specific schedule, your child comes to the dental clinic for wire adjustments to gently guide the teeth into position.

Reasons Children Could Need Braces

Your child will likely wear braces for one to two years depending on the severity of the issues, which may include:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Openbite
  • Overcrowding
  • Gaps between teeth

Following treatment, we fit your child with a custom retainer. This retainer protects your child’s straight teeth against relapse.

Are You Considering Children’s Braces in Avondale, Auckland?

If you would like more information about children’s braces and early orthodontics—or if you’d like to arrange a consultation—we invite you to contact a member of our dental team today.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
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