When you’re looking for a new orthodontist for your child, it’s normal to feel a little apprehensive. You want to make sure that you’re choosing the right person for the job – someone who is experienced, qualified, and gentle. At Little Smarties, we understand your concerns and we’re here to help.
We’ve put together a guide to the 5 stages of getting braces for your kid in Victoria. This article will help you understand what to expect at each stage, from the initial consultation to the final fitting. We hope that this guide will help put your mind at ease and help you make the best decision for your child.
The first step is an assessment of your child, which will take place at the clinic. During this appointment, your child will meet with one of our orthodontists and they will discuss their treatment plan in more detail. Our team will take a look at your child’s teeth and jaws and examine them thoroughly to assess their condition.
2. Treatment Planning:
After the initial assessment, our team will sit down with you and discuss the best course of action for your child’s teeth. We will explain what treatment options are available and how they work, including braces, aligners or Invisalign clear aligners. We’ll also talk about how long each option might take and how much it costs.
3. Braces Placement:
Once we know what type of orthodontic appliance is right for your child, we’ll get started on the process of placing the braces. This usually involves making impressions of their teeth so that we can create a custom-made retainer for them. Adult braces are different from kids’ braces.
4. Monitoring and Adjustments:
Once your child has been fitted with braces, he or she will have regular checkups with the orthodontist to make sure that everything is going according to plan. You can expect these visits to take place at least once every six months, but they might be more frequent if there are any issues with the treatment.
5. Removal of Braces:
At the end of your treatment, you’ll be given instructions on how to remove your braces. You can usually take them off at home, but you might need to make an appointment with your orthodontist for removal. The first time you take them off, you may need a little help from someone else.
We hope that this guide has helped you understand the stages of getting braces for your kid in Victoria. At Little Smarties, we know that orthodontics can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. We are expert orthodontists who are happy to help and encourage all of our patients to ask questions.