Shaping smiles for the future

Smile enhancement for children isn’t about interfering with Mother Nature. It’s about finding a gentle route to healthier teeth and gums in the long term. At Happy Kids Dental we take a holistic approach with every patient, and advise parents if our smile enhancement treatments will be beneficial. Here’s a round-up of what we can […]

Should my child have a clear aligner instead of braces?

If you have any friends or family who opted for orthodontic treatment for teeth straightening later in life, rather than as a child, they may have chosen to have a removable clear aligner instead of adult braces. A transparent, moulded plastic orthodontic device, a clear aligner is a popular approach to teeth straightening without the […]

Myths & Facts about orthodontic treatments

Myth: Expansion will prevent my child from having extractions. Fact: Expansion will reduce the likelihood of your child requiring extractions. If your child presents with severe crowding, over 8mm or midline issues, then extractions maybe the safest and best way to treat your child. Myth: Extractions will give my child a narrow smile. Fact: A […]

Billie Eilishs’ Invisalign Braces

Invisalign teeth straightening is a popular celebrity cosmetic dentistry procedure. Some of the most famous celebrities who openly talked about their invisalign treatments are Justin Bieber, Anna Kendrick, Tom Cruise, Katherine Heigl, Zac Efron. And now the rising Goth Pop Princess Billie Eilish has made Invisalign part of her latest video Bad Guy. At the […]

Do Invisalign Teen aligners hurt?

Every candidate for Invisalign Teen treatment asks us – will it hurt? Our honest answer – there will be some degree of discomfort. The whole point of Invisalign Teen treatment is to shift your teen’s teeth into a straighter, healthier smile, which would require some degree of pressure on the teeth. But this discomfort fades […]

Invisalign Teen Pros & Cons for Teenagers

Invisalign Teen is a system of clear hard plastic aligners that are fitted for your mouth. They must be checked every 8 weeks or so and replaced over the course of the first couple of months while they work at aligning your teeth into proper position. Invisalign Teen is a preferred choice for over 1.6 […]

Early orthodontics Treatments for children: Expansion or Interceptive Extraction

On our Early orthodontics page we have discussed various types of treatments that can help your child if his jaw is still growing. Types of early orthodontic treatments are: Expansion Thumb sucking habit cessation Interceptive extractions Growth modification (Functional/ myofunctional braces) In this blog post, Dr. Amina will talk about Expansion and Interceptive extractions 1. Expansion This treatment aims […]

Early orthodontics Treatments for children: thumb sucking habit cessation

On our Early orthodontics page we have discussed various types of treatments that can help your child if his jaw is still growing. Types of early orthodontic treatments are: Expansion Thumb sucking habit cessation Interceptive extractions Growth modification (Functional/ myofunctional braces) In this blog post, Dr. Amina will talk about thumb sucking habit cessation. Thumb/digit sucking habits, also known […]

Types of Early orthodontic Treatments: Growth modifications

On our Early orthodontics page we have discussed various types of treatments that can help your child if his jaw is still growing. Types of early orthodontic treatments are: Expansion Thumb sucking habit cessation Interceptive extractions Growth modification (Functional/ myofunctional braces) In this blog post, Dr. Amina will talk about thumb sucking habit cessation. This treatment uses functional/ myofunctional […]