Early treatment

Set your child’s smile up for success

Bringing your child in for an early consultation at Lincoln Orthodontics can catch orthodontic issues before they begin or worsen. If caught early enough, we can reduce the length and need for orthodontic treatment later in their life.

What age should I bring my child in for an orthodontic assessment?

We strongly recommend parents bring their children in for their first orthodontic consultation around the age of eight or nine. At this age, enough of their adult teeth have grown in that our Specialist Orthodontist can identify early signs of orthodontic issues.

While we may not recommend treatment at this stage, we can monitor the growth of your child’s smile and intervene at the opportune moment.

 What age should I bring my child in for an orthodontic assessment?

What will happen at my child’s assessment?

We want our practice to be a warm and welcoming place for your family. When you bring your child in for their first assessment, we’ll make sure you and your child are at ease before we begin

We will ask your child about their oral hygiene routine and do a gentle exam of their teeth and jaws. This will help us predict any treatment they might need in the future. The purpose of this assessment is to reduce the risk of your child needing major orthodontic treatment later.

 What will happen at my child’s assessment?

Early orthodontic treatment

If we decide to start treatment, we have a number of options, including Invisalign® First, the Invisalign® treatment for children. Invisalign® First uses custom made clear aligners to make room for your child’s current and incoming teeth.

Invisalign® First is a gentle introduction to orthodontic treatment. The aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic, and they are removable - so they won’t get in the way of your child’s routine.

 Early orthodontic treatment

NHS treatment

If your child’s overall wellbeing is compromised by their oral health, they could qualify for treatment under the NHS. Their eligibility will be assessed by their Specialist Orthodontist and measured on the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need (IOTN).

 NHS treatment

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