Children's Orthodontics in Perth

The journey towards straighter teeth always starts with assessment. At Maylands Dental Centre, we do not provide early orthodontic treatments, but we screen and assess children who might need it.

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Prevent future alignment issues with Children's Orthodontics Treatment

It’s not always easy to know when your child needs early orthodontic treatment

Many parents wait until their child has all of their permanent teeth to seek improper growth and alignment treatment, but this can often lead to more complicated and expensive procedures.

Maylands Dental Centre offers early orthodontic screening or assessment explicitly designed to be aware of the issues young children face with their primary teeth.

Contact us today at 08 9370 5464 to schedule an appointment for an early orthodontic assessment!

Reasons Why Your Child Might Need an Early Orthodontic Treatment

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Why Us

Why Choose
Maylands Dental Centre

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Comfortable Clinic Setting with Cutting Edge Technology

We take pride in creating a comfortable experience for your child’s orthodontic treatment journey. Our friendly team will help put your child at ease while receiving the highest standard of care using the modern and most advanced technology available.

Qualified Dental Professionals

At Maylands Dental Centre, you can always count on us! Our dentists are well qualified and skilled in all parts of dentistry, including orthodontic treatment, so we can ensure that our dental clinic can meet the needs of your child.
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Accepts All Health Funds

Are you pressured about out-of-pocket dental expenses? We’ve got you covered; we accept all health funds and provide quality service without hidden charges.

We accept all health
funds, and are
preferred providers.

We’re committed to providing the best possible care for all of our patients no matter their health insurance provider. We accept all healthfund providers and are a preferred provider for HBF, HCF, NIB, and CBHS. We also have a HICAPS machine for easy and fast claims.


Frequently Asked Questions

While not every child requires early orthodontic treatment, it is sometimes necessary to guarantee the proper development of permanent teeth. Early orthodontic treatment can help reduce the risk of developing orthodontic issues such as crowded teeth, crooked teeth, and gaps in children.

Although orthodontic treatment can be performed at virtually any age, each individual has a preferred timing for treatment. Occasionally, early orthodontic treatment can significantly reduce the complexity of subsequent comprehensive treatment while also obtaining a much more desirable final result.

Early orthodontic assessment is indicated at the first evidence of orthodontic issues or around 8. At this age, the adult molars will have erupted, and the process of transitioning from milk teeth to adult teeth will begin. Although not everyone is a candidate for orthodontic treatment at this stage, a comprehensive evaluation can assist the orthodontist in determining the optimal timing to begin orthodontic treatment for your kid.

Early orthodontic appointments are very similar to other orthodontic appointments. Our experienced team will conduct a complete visual examination on this initial visit to identify any possible problems. Following that, we take photographs to document treatment progress and x-rays to reveal any internal problems with the jaw bone or teeth. If an orthodontic appliance is required, impressions will be taken and sent to a dental laboratory, which will build a device specifically for your kid.

Most of your child’s initial orthodontic visit will be spent explaining what to expect from the treatment and what our goals are. Furthermore, we’ll discuss the cost of treatment, whether your dental insurance will cover it, and payment options.

Multiple factors influence the rate at which your child’s teeth begin to shift. The reason dentists provide a range is because each child’s treatment program is customised to their unique needs.

Generally, a child will spend between 18 and 24 months in braces. Children may begin to notice changes in the appearance of their teeth as early as four weeks after being fitted. However, two to three months is the typical expectation.

You generally won’t know for sure if your child needs orthodontics until they meet with a dentist. However, there are a few warning indications that your child may benefit from seeing a dentist:

  1. Early, late, or irregular loss of baby teeth
  2. Delayed eruption of adult teeth
  3. Difficulty in chewing or biting
  4. Teeth are crowded, blocked out, or misplaced
  5. Teeth are too far forward or sticking out
  6. Thumb-or finger-sucking
  7. The small or large lower jaw
  8. Missing teeth
  9. Upper teeth that are biting on the inside of lower teeth

These are just a few evident signals that your child may benefit from braces. Nevertheless, many other bite abnormalities may not be discovered unless a qualified dentist does a radiograph and a comprehensive examination.

Maylands Dental Centre offers various orthodontic treatments for children; the cost of each is as follows:

  • Invisalign: The cost varies, starting at $1,500 to $3,750 per arch.
  • Traditional fixed braces: They are priced from $7,000 to $9,000.
  • Orthodontic retainers: Essential post-treatment retainers are $300 per arch​​.

Several aspects influence the cost. These include the needed level of teeth alignment and the treatment’s duration. The type of material used for braces or aligners also affects the price.

At Maylands Dental Centre, we prioritise customised care for children. We recommend a consultation at our dental clinic to get an exact cost tailored to your child’s needs.

Cosmetic treatments such as veneers, orthodontic treatment, and dental clinic services are not covered by the CDBS.

If your child’s dentist recommends orthodontic treatment, it is because they have identified an issue that should be addressed before it worsens. Delaying therapy when your child needs it can eventually result in the following:

  • Weakened, sensitive, and chipped teeth:
    When teeth are misaligned, they are subjected to additional wear and tear, eroding the enamel and increasing the risk of sensitive or chipped teeth.

  • Eating difficulties and jaw soreness:
    An uneven or mismatched bite can make chewing and swallowing food more difficult. Additionally, it increases the stress on the jaw joints, resulting in stiffness and pain.

  • Increased risk of oral health issues: 
    Crooked teeth are difficult to clean and easily trap food and plaque, significantly increasing your child’s chance of developing dental decay and gum disease.

  • Changes in facial and oral development:
    In severe circumstances, leaving orthodontic problems untreated might affect your child’s oral structures and facial shape.

  • Complications requiring complex treatments:
    Postponing orthodontic treatment for your child until they are older will cost you more time and money in the long run with complex, extensive, and invasive treatments.

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