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Braces for kids & teens


Benefits of braces for kids and teens

Most kids and teenagers present to us concerned about crooked teeth or imperfect smiles. As well as creating beautiful smiles, the benefits of braces for kids and teens include:

  • improved facial profile
  • better dental function
  • increased self esteem

What is the right age for a first visit to an orthodontist?

Although full treatment of braces for children doesn’t usually start until 11-13 years old, we recommend an initial consultation for kids at 8-9 years old, so that we can identify any problems requiring early intervention treatment.

Do I need a referral?

No referral is required to attend, and there is no difference in health care rebates if you do/don’t have a referral from a general dentist. However, Dr Lipshatz, likes to communicate with your family dentist and keep them informed throughout treatment.

How long does orthodontic treatment take?

The average time for full braces is two years, and this obviously varies, but the constant is a beautiful smile as an end result.

We offer flexible payment plans

We appreciate that orthodontic treatment for kids and teens is a big commitment for a family, and we do whatever we can to help with flexible payment plans and assisting in maximising private health care rebates. We also offer sibling discounts and very much enjoy welcoming multiple family members.

We strive to make your orthodontic experience an enjoyable one!

The friendly environment at our practice makes it very enjoyable for kids and teens to visit. From Mad magazines to PlayStation games, from fun competitions to magic tricks, from happy décor to Milo and Cookies – we aim to make everyone feel very comfortable and relaxed.

We strive to make sure orthodontics is a positive and fun experience for every member of the family!

Ready to find out more? Call our friendly reception staff on 9532 9135 and make an appointment today!