Kids / Teen Orthodontics

Kids/Teen Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment for kids is important to ensure that their teeth and jaws develop properly. As a parent, it's important to choose an experienced and reputable orthodontist who specializes in treating children. Dr. Carolyn provides comprehensive orthodontic care for children of all ages. Children should have their teeth assessed for orthodontic treatment between the ages of 7-10.

Dr. Carolyn will assess your child's jaws and teeth for developmental or positional issues and will determine if any areas require attention.

Orthodontic treatment needs vary between people and Dr Carolyn will assess and discuss with you the options available for your child.

Kids orthodontics

Orthodontics for young kids

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In young children, orthodontic treatment focusses on managing functional problems including:

  • cross-bites
  • overcrowded teeth
  • jaw growth issues
  • gaps in teeth caused by digit/dummy sucking
  • snoring and grinding

These issues can be corrected with early orthodontic treatment, which can help prevent more serious problems from developing in the future.

Orthodontics for teens

Orthodontic treatment is not just for children, but also for teenagers. In fact, many teenagers are undergoing orthodontic treatment to correct their teeth and jaw alignment. At Smile Hawthorn, we specialize in providing orthodontic care for teenagers.

Teenage years can be the best time to go through orthodontic treatment as all of the adult teeth have erupted and at the same time facial growth is still occurring.

When planned well, orthodontic treatment for teenagers can be very straight forward, comfortable and non-invasive.

Being a teenager is challenging with or withough braces. Dr. Carolyn spends time to include her teenage patients in the discussion and planning process so they feel involved in their treatment and offers a range of treatment options that are designed to be discreet and comfortable from traditional braces to clear aligners.

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Dr Carolyn's Pro-Tip: Braces/Treatment Options

Dr. Carolyn offers the full range of treatment options available for her teenage patients so they can choose a treatment modality that can straighten their teeth discreetly and effectively, as well as making them feel comfortable and wanting to smile.

Dr. Carolyn understands that every child is unique and requires a personalized treatment plan. She works closely with you and your child to develop a treatment plan that meets their individual needs and goals in a comfortable and stress-free experience and provides you with all the information and support you need throughout your child's orthodontic treatment.

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The information contained on this website is general in nature and does not take into account your personal situation. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. You should consider whether the information is appropriate to your needs, and where appropriate, seek advice from a dental professional.

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