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L&L Orthodontics are a family-focused orthodontic practice. After all, our specialist orthodontists, Dr Lavrin and Dr Lawrence have three children of their own. That is why parents are encouraged to bring their children in for an early orthodontic consultation. 

Early intervention

As parents, there are a lot of things we need to do for our children. High on the priority list should be establishing a good oral hygiene routine. Keeping your child’s teeth in good health is important, not just because healthy teeth look good, but because healthy teeth are good for a child’s overall wellbeing. 

The Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) recommends children have an orthodontic consultation around the age of seven. At this stage in a child’s development we can identify any potential orthodontic problems which may arise in the future. If they need to be treated then we can, otherwise we can monitor the growth of your child’s teeth and begin treatment at the optimal time. 

Our treatment options for children: 

  • Invisalign First - Invisalign First is the next generation of Invisalign products and is very special. Invisalign First enables children whose teeth are still growing to use Invisalign aligners to straighten their teeth. Creating a great smile often involves treating a variety of dental issues early in childhood, many before all of the adult teeth have erupted. Invisalign First is an early orthodontic treatment that offers parents of children the option to avoid traditional metal braces. 
    Invisalign aligners are a registered medical device, you should always read and follow the label and the instructions of your treating orthodontist.
  • Metal Braces - For the vast majority of orthodontic patients, wearing fixed appliances (commonly called braces) will be a major part of treatment — and those braces, for the most part, will be the familiar silvery-metal type. But while they’re still quite popular, traditional-looking metal braces are no longer the only game in town! 
  • Early Intervention - The untrained eye can’t always spot dental problems. That’s why your child needs early evaluation and treatment by an orthodontist. An early appointment can help prevent serious oral issues as your child grows and makes treatment easier.
  • LightForce 3D Braces – LightForce™ 3D braces are the only fully custom, 3D-printed bracket system in the world. The brackets are smaller, more comfortable, and more discreet than traditional braces. In fact, we can 3D print them to match your precise tooth colour for ultimate discretion during treatment.

Benefits of an early consultation

At L&L Orthodontics, we suggest bringing your child in for an early consultation so we can:

  • Assess the current alignment of their teeth and jaws
  • Alert you (the parent) to any issues you should be looking out for
  • Lessen the extent of orthodontic treatment which may be needed later
  • Give your child some top tips on how best to look after their teeth
  • Help your child become comfortable in an orthodontic clinic environment 

Give your child the best start to oral health you can. Book them in for a consultation with our specialist orthodontists today.




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  • Recommendations for treatment options
  • Personalised treatment plan and affordable costs

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