Early Orthodontic Treatment in Armadale

Children who get early orthodontic treatment may need fewer dental treatments as adults. Get started on the right track with our team of dentists in Armadale.
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Early Orthodontic Treatment Can Prevent Future Problems with Your Child's Teeth

A lot of parents don’t bring their children in for early orthodontic treatment because they think that it’s only for correcting severe alignment problems.

By the time they go to the dentist, they already have a severe  problem that needs to be addressed. This can be a mistake, as it may cause permanent tooth alignment and growth issues, and the treatment can be expensive and time-consuming.

At Prospect Road Dental Surgery, we believe in providing preventative treatment for our patients starting at a young age so that they can enjoy better oral health for life. That’s why we offer early orthodontic treatment for children as young as seven years old. This treatment can help improve your child’s dental health and prevent more severe problems from developing in the future. Our team of dentists will work with your child to come up with a treatment plan that meets their unique needs.

Reasons Why a Child Would Need Early Orthodontic Treatment

Misalignment of Jaws and Midlines:
Uneven bites can be caused by a jaw misalignment, which can be pretty painful. TMJ disorder can happen because of the stress that is put on the joint between the lower jaw and the temporomandibular joint when you move your jaw.
Overcrowded Teeth:
Overlapped and crooked teeth are signs of overcrowding, which can be challenging to live with. With early orthodontic treatment, crowded teeth can be eliminated, resulting in a more beautiful smile and better chewing abilities.
Periodontal Disease or Gum Disease:
Brushing and flossing might be difficult if you have misaligned teeth. The accumulation of food particles between the teeth can cause gum disease, but can be prevented with orthodontic treatment to improve your oral health.
Gaps Between Teeth:
Food debris accumulates in gaps between teeth which may cause tooth decay. Orthodontic treatments like Invisalign apply moderate pressure to correct and close gaps.
Bite Abnormalities:
Without treatment, bad bites could cause problems with chewing and swallowing. Orthodontic braces can be used to correct malocclusions and create a functional bite..
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Why Choose Us

Why Choose Prospect Road Dental

At Prospect Road Dental Surgery, we offer our patients a wide variety of dental services. Our experienced dentists can meet a variety of dental requirements for all the members of your family. We want you to trust us with all of your dental requirements, so we go out of our way to make you comfortable and confident in the services we provide.
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One stop shop

Prospect Road Dental takes special care to provide gentle approach and safe treatment procedures specifically tailored to young patients' needs. We pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive range of quality dental care services and excellent dental experience using advanced technology to patients of all ages.

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Comfortable care

A pleasant smile is something to be proud of for your child, and we want the treatment to be as pleasant as possible for them. We have a team of highly qualified professionals who are very good at what they do, and we want to make sure that you don't have to deal with any problems or worries.

Affordable dental care

Prospect Road Dental accepts a wide range of insurance providers, including BUPA, CBHS, Health Care Fund (HCF), Health Insurance Fund (HIF), Medibank, and Health Benefits Fund (HBF). Thanks to HICAPS, we're able to give you an accurate quote and handle your insurance claim quickly. With our flexible, interest-free payment plans, you may have the beautiful smile you've always wanted at a reasonable price.

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Convenient location

Our dental clinic is situated across the Armadale shopping centre and near the train station and bus stop. Patients are entitled to free parking at all times.

What You Need To Know

FAQ About Our Dental Clinic In Armadale

We understand that you may have questions when seeing a new dentist for the first time. If your concern isn’t addressed
below, please feel free to contact our practice. One of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you.
Using orthodontics in the early phases of treatment made it easy and less time-consuming to achieve the desired results. Orthodontic care for children should begin between 7 and 9 years old. Age 11 is often when the second phase of treatment begins. The dentist will tell you what to do based on the condition of your child’s teeth.

The early orthodontic initial consultation is similar to other orthodontic appointments. This first dental visit is an opportunity for our dental professionals to conduct a comprehensive examination and identify orthodontic issues.

A series of x-rays and photographs are then taken to monitor the progress of the dental treatment and identify any hidden issues with the jaw bone or natural teeth.

We’ll then discuss the next step depending on the results of the dental examination. If the child doesn’t need orthodontic work at the time of their appointment, they may need to get one in the future. If treatment is needed, the dental laboratory will create orthodontics specifically for your child from the impressions taken during your child’s careful examination.

During this time, we’ll go over what to expect and what the goals are for your child’s smile. We’ll also discuss the cost of the treatment, insurance coverage if applicable, and your payment options.

How long your child will wear dental braces or invisible aligners depends on the severity of the orthodontic issues, but an average of two years can be expected to be required for treatment. 

At the end of the therapy, you can have your child wear a custom-made retainer, which is a small, hard plastic piece with metal wires or a thin, plastic mouthpiece shaped like a mouth guard.

It’s important to check with your insurance company before starting treatment because there isn’t a universal standard for insurance coverage.

In most insurance plans, orthodontics is included as an additional benefit or part of the “extras”. Usually, you have to wait 12 months before you can get a rebate for these extras if you sign up for a new private health insurance policy.

For those who don’t already have health insurance, you’ll want to weigh your options to see if going with or without it is more cost-effective. Private health insurance usually has a one-year wait time before authorized dental procedures like this can be done, so you must consider whether you need it or not.

The length of time your child must wear braces is a major factor in determining the price of their treatment. The cost of orthodontics varies depending on the type of braces or invisible aligners given by your child’s dentist. Orthodontic treatment for children with traditional braces can cost anywhere from $4,500 to $8,000.

General dentist: You can have an early orthodontic checkup from your general dentist or family dentist, who can also refer you to a specialist as needed.

Even if the family dentist can’t fix everything right away, this gives them a clear sign of what to expect in the future. If phase 1 of early orthodontic treatment is successful, the child could avoid the need for alignment in the future. Like other dental disorders, misalignments are easier to correct when they are discovered early.

Pediatric Dentist: Early orthodontic therapy can be done by visiting a pediatric dentist. It is the goal of pediatric dental specialists to keep young patients entertained and educated at the same time.

Orthodontist: Orthodontists correct misaligned teeth and aid patients with a wide range of other problems. Overbites and underbites, crossbites, gaps between natural teeth, and overcrowding are a few of the more common issues they correct.