Orthodontics for Children and Adults


In keeping with the American Association of Orthodontists we encourage children to attend for their first orthodontic checkup at 7 years of age. Whilst most orthodontic treatment is carried out between the ages of 9-14, some problems, such as thumb-sucking habits and severely protruding teeth, are best treated earlier while the child still has 'baby' teeth. Orthodontic care is not a 'one size fits all' approach. Each patient requires an individualised treatment plan and this plan can only be determined by taking the appropriate diagnostic records.