TEETH PROBLEMS TO WATCH FOR IN GROWING CHILDREN

A specialist orthodontist can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth in young children, even while some baby teeth are still present. It’s call interceptive orthodontics.

Saacks Orthodontics is the leading specialist practice on the mid-north coast and recommend parents have their children assessed when they are seven or eight years old. At the new practice in Port Macquarie (85 William Street), we are able to take 3D scans with the latest low dose radiation i-CAT FLX technology to give us a clear view of the teeth, roots, airway, sinuses, bone and all of their spatial relationships. While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be problems that only a trained orthodontist can detect. Early treatment may prevent, or intercept, more serious problems from developing and make treatment at a later stage shorter and less complicated (and less expensive). In some cases, we will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the jaws have finished growing. Early treatment gives us the chance to: guide jaw growth | guide permanent teeth in a more favourable position | correct harmful oral habits | lower the risk of trauma of protruded teeth | create a perfect healthy smile in later years.

To arrange a free orthodontic consultation (you only pay for the 3D scan) call Saacks Orthodontics on 6584 2333