Children & Teenagers Orthodontic Treatments
Orthodontic treatment for children should commence around the age of 9 or 10, while their jaws are still growing and more responsive to manipulation. However, if you are concerned with your child's teeth regardless of their age, please contact our Newcastle dental clinic to discuss your concerns.
Signs Your Child May Need Orthodontic Treatment
- Breathing difficulties
- Not breathing properly through nose
- Breathing through mouth
- Trouble breathing while sleeping
- Has trouble keeping their lips together
- Crowded or crooked teeth
- Difficulty chewing or eating hard foods
At Graham Johnson Dental Surgeon we offer a complete orthodontic treatment plan. During the initial consultation we undertake a thorough examination of your child's mouth, including x-rays and photographs, to determine what course of treatment is required. This is painless and our dentist is very understanding about childhood anxieties surrounding a trip to the dentist.
Your child's course of treatment will depend on the outcome of this examination. We will discuss available options and the course of action which is most suited to your child's needs. We offer a range of treatments including Sagittal Growth Appliances and Braces, which are effective in correcting teeth alignment and bite disorders.
Adult Orthodontic Treatments
It is never too late to correct your smile. At Graham Johnson Dental Surgeon we offer a range of treatments for adult orthodontic concerns such as over bites, deep and open bites, misaligned and crooked teeth.
For some patients the motivation is purely cosmetic, they simply want to improve crooked teeth. They're looking for a quick fix and are not concerned about over bites and jaw function. In this instance we can offer the fast-acting and effective Rapid Smiles treatment.
Rapid Smiles offers an inexpensive and less invasive solution to braces. Using basic orthodontic mechanics it can correct misaligning and crooked teeth within a quick timeframe leaving you with straighter teeth in a shorter time. The Rapid Smile solution utilises revolutionary braces and custom wires to straighten teeth in as little as 4 to 6 months. It does not make changes to bites or jaw functions, but effectively straightens crooked teeth and misalignment.
To see if you are a suitable candidate for this pioneering orthodontic treatment, contact our friendly staff for further information.