Early orthodontic treatment can help reduce or sometimes even avoid the need for braces during their teens. If they do need to wear braces later on, then it is more likely that treatment will be cosmetically oriented rather than used to correct major orthodontic issues.
There is a large range of orthodontic appliances that can be used in early orthodontics and these may be fixed or removable and include Myo-Functional treatment.
This is a therapy that can help correct improper functioning of the facial muscles and tongue, using a combination of special exercises and appliances to help modify oral habits. Treatment can guide teeth into the correct positions and can expand narrow airways. We might suggest using this treatment if your child has oral problems such as tongue thrusting, tongue sucking or lip licking or swallowing, or if they have speech problems or trouble breathing freely through their nose.
For more information, please speak to our friendly dental team on (02) 6922 6840. We are located at Kooringal Mall, 32/269-293 Lake Albert Road, Kooringal NSW 2650.