Dr Elizabeth Melvin Dentistry is pleased to offer orthodontic treatment to children as their teeth and jaws develop. We recommend parents to bring their children to us for orthodontic advice from the age of 7 onwards.

In some cases, orthodontic problems are not obvious in children. Having an examination early on will allow us to detect these problems and plan treatment for the best possible time.

Early orthodontic treatment is recommended to prevent the development of serious problems later in life. This intervention helps your child as it makes treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated, as well as avoiding the need to extract permanent teeth.

Here are some early warning signs that your child might need braces:

  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Speech problems
  • Signs of enamel damage or wear
  • Missing teeth
  • Jaws that make sounds or shift
  • Clenching or grinding of the teeth
  • Thumb-sucking
  • Early or late loss of milk teeth
  • Overbite
  • Overjet
  • Crowded teeth

To find out more about the orthodontic services we offer for children, contact Dr Elizabeth Melvin Dentistry.

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