When to Treat

Hunter Valley Orthodontics provides treatments for adults, adolescents and children. We follow the guidelines established by the Australian Society of Orthodontists and the American Association of Orthodontists by recommending that an orthodontic evaluation by either your general dentist or a qualified orthodontist should take place at about primary school age for all children. An early evaluation can help to determine the best time to begin any necessary treatment.Many treatments are now available for patients that provide significant benefits, especially when jaw irregularities are present. These treatments may also prevent certain conditions from worsening. Treating children with these types of problems during their growth stages allows orthodontists to achieve results that may not be possible when face and jaw bones have fully developed. This early treatment may simplify further treatment and prevent damage for a child. Whitehead4YES