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Can Braces Fix My Kids Bite?
Most cases work better with braces but some can be treated very well with Invisalign.
Some straightening with braces involve the use of elastics to move the top and bottom jaws together and others require a few teeth to be extracted.
Every case is different, so we need x-rays and photos to discuss your case and work out the best and smoothest option for you.
Dr Jack likes to get braces started during the very quick growth that happens with puberty. This means the optimum time for braces is around 12 but it can be earlier or later than this depening on your child's individual situation. If we have braces on during growth, we can use the changes that occur with the face to correct bites. It is for this reason that you want to have an orthodontic check when your child is getting close to this age or has lost their baby teeth.
Can Invisalign fix my kids teeth?
Invisalign is a great treatment for the right cases and the right patitents. Invisalign works by moving your teeth along a predicted path that follows the patient using their Invisalign trays 22 hours a day.
Each patient/child needs to be assessed to see if they are a good candidate for Invisalign.
Invisalign requires a lot more cooperation. You may feel that your child will be disciplined enough to follow the instructions regarding Invisalign wear and care.
Baby Teeth Still Present?
Sometimes your child's teeth might be a bit delayed in coming into the mouth. We can help them come through with braces to bring them into line and get them straighter. You will need x-rays of the teeth to see where they are how everything will fit together.
How Affordable are Kids Braces?
You might wonder if there is a cheaper alternative for braces for kids. There really isn't. Braces are the cheapest way to effectively straighten your child's teeth.
However Dr Jack Gaffey is a general dentist who is trained in orthodontics and has completed hundreds of cases of braces over his career.
What does this mean for you?
It means you can get high quality teeth straightening for your kids without paying crazy fees. We have a huge number of finished case photos to show you what we offer and how can tailor make your treatment.
Anything Else You Need to Know...?
Here's the secret. Jack really believes in his work but he knows he has to really wow you with customer services and provide you with great results.
We pride ourselves in making your orthodontic experience a great one. If you are looking for personalised service rather than being just another body in a very crowded waiting room, this is your place.
Jack has 3 deaughters of his own (one of them is in orthodontic treatment right now!) and he enjoys working with children. Its not the normal stuffy sort of practice, you will love the staff and feel at ease from the moment you walk in the door.