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Orthodontic treatment for children

As a parent, you will no doubt want to do everything you can to help your child smile with confidence. Orthodontic treatment is about making the best of your teeth; it’s about improving the appearance and functionality of your mouth and jaws. 

Once your child can bite together correctly, they will be able to eat more comfortably, care for their teeth and gums more easily and benefit from improved oral health for the rest of their life.

In essence, their smile and their self-confidence, will benefit immensely. That is why we encourage parents to bring their children in for an early orthodontic consultation with us at Angle House Orthodontics. 

Early consultation

An early consultation with our team of orthodontic specialists will set your child up for life when it comes to their oral health. This appointment doesn’t necessarily mean your child needs to start treatment right away, or indeed that your child needs treatment at all, but it’s a valuable opportunity for us to be able to assess their orthodontic needs. 

This will allow us to be proactive in the planning of any treatment and to ensure we address their orthodontic problems early on, before they get too advanced. This will help lessen the extent of the orthodontic treatment they require in later years and reduce the cost for you! 

Removable appliances

One of the more common appliances children are fitted with early on are removable appliances. These are used to undertake simple tooth movements in younger patients who may still have baby teeth present. 

The appliance has delicate wires and springs that move teeth using gentle pressure. They can be removed when playing sports, practicing musical instruments and for cleaning teeth, so they don’t interfere with your child’s routine. 

Functional appliances are also common among our younger patients. Also known as growth modification applicants, these are usually removable and can be used to guide the growth and development of jaws in children. They are particularly beneficial if your child has a discrepancy in the size of their upper and lower jaws. 

Functional appliances can come as a pair comprising an upper and a lower brace 

Orthodontic treatment for children

Orthodontic treatment for children

Wearing your removable appliance

If it is recommended that your child wear a removable appliance, there are a few things to consider after the fitting appointment:

  • It is likely your child will experience some discomfort for three-to-five days
  • Your child’s speech will be different until they get used to wearing an appliance. Encourage your child to practice speaking with their brace in place or read a book aloud at home.
  • Always carry a case for the removable appliance. If your child’s appliance gets lost or broken, contact us immediately so we can arrange a replacement.
  • Encourage your child to wear their appliance as recommended. Treatment progress will be delayed if they do not wear their brace as instructed. 

Are removable appliances right for your child?

Book your child in for an early orthodontic consultation at your nearest Angle House Orthodontics practice and our team of specialist orthodontists can let you know what treatment they could benefit from.

Orthodontic treatment for children

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237 Hall Lane Chingford London E4 8HX

Tel: 020 8559 4272

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71 New Road Crouch End London N8 8TA

Tel: 020 8348 8220

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39 St Mary's Rd Ealing London W5 5RG

Tel: 0203 096 6777

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Edgware

Elizabeth House 5th Floor 54-58 High Street Edgware Middx. HA8 7EJ

Tel: 020 8952 4596

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Edmonton

38 Harington Terrace Gt. Cambridge Road London N18 1JX

Tel: 020 8803 0388

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Enfield

39 The Ridgeway Enfield Middlesex EN2 8PD

Tel: 020 8367 3441

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53 – 55 Copenhagen Street Islington London N1 0JH

Tel: 0203 096 2009

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