Early Orthodontic Treatment

If you thought braces were just for teens, think again! Offering early orthodontic treatment in London, Happy Kids Dental screens all children for potential teeth straightening by the age of 7. It’s the perfect time to evaluate any potential problems with jaw development, bite, and crowded or protruding teeth, as well as proactively eliminate those childhood habits such as thumb sucking, which can lead to dental problems. In many cases, early orthodontic treatment can prevent the need for extractions and more complex and lengthy treatments in the future. At Happy Kids Dental, we offer a comprehensive range of in-house orthodontic treatments in central London, including trainer braces, all suitable for children around the ages of 9-12 years old.

What are the signs that your child may need early orthodontics?

  • Overlapping, crowded or protruding teeth
  • Large gaps between teeth
  • Incorrect bite
  • Missing or extra teeth
  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Teeth grinding or clenching, or jaw noises such as clicking
  • Mouth breathing or snoring at night
  • Tongue thrust (when the tongue rests naturally between the teeth)
  • Speech impediments
  • Lip biting (when the lower lip rests naturally behind the front teeth)
  • Enamel wear

Regular Orthodontic Treatment

Happy Kids Dental offers in-house children’s orthodontics in London – so you won’t need to have your child or teenager referred elsewhere for orthodontic treatment. Every treatment is tailored to your child’s specific requirements, and the options we offer range from functional or fixed metal braces, removable metal braces, partial fixed braces and discreet clear braces. We’ll talk you and your child through all the options, giving you a clear idea of cost and treatment times. Getting braces as a teenager can come with lots of concerns about confidence and appearance, and our team is specially trained to help your child embrace the solution that’s best for them – from offering emotional support to practical assistance with cleaning and maintenance.

Smile Correction Treatment

If your child has a ‘gummy smile’, you can rest assured that it is possible to fix. There are lots of reasons why a child might have a gummy smile, and your dentist’s first job will be to ascertain the cause – which commonly include:

  • Excess gum tissue around the necks of the teeth
  • Vertical overgrowth of the upper jaw, which makes gums bluge out
  • Long-term wear of the upper teeth, making teeth appear shorter

In most cases, a gummy smile can be corrected either through a simple soft tissue laser treatment – often a experience that’s as routine as getting a filling – or orthodontics. Your dentist at Happy Kids Dental will talk you and your child through the options so that everyone has a clear idea of what to expect.

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