Early assessment can be the key to the most efficient and effective orthodontic treatment
As a father himself, Dr Pat understands children can be intimidated by dental environments and are experienced in dealing with young children and making them feel comfortable and safe. Many children (even those with phobias) end up loving their visits to Ocean Orthodontics!
To help your child achieve their brightest smile for life, it is advised that they visit our practice at around age seven for an orthodontic assessment. By this age many problems can be picked up and dealt with orthodontic treatment such as:
- Cross bites (reversed bites)
- Missing teeth
- Extra teeth
- Ankylosis (submerging teeth)
- Thumb and finger sucking habits
- Bite discrepancies
- Ectopic teeth
Watch Dr Pat’s video on how braces work
Many problems can be dealt with early, before all the adult teeth are through, and the best bit is if you book a consultation with one of our doctors and after your initial consultation, if your child is not ready for immediate treatment, you’ll join our Continuing Care Program, where you’ll receive regular check-up appointments completely free of charge!