• Very few people actually believe there is a cause for malocclusion and facial imbalances
  • They believe it is entirely genetics, that there is nothing that can be done other than manage the problem by hiding it
  • The conventional thought is to wait until growth tapers off so as not to be surprised by changes
  • Conventional therapy in the preteen is rarely stable and the relapse is extremely fast
  • We believe genetically we have the potential for perfect balance
  • Environmental factors guide or misguide growth
  • In the “Nature/Nurture” argument we believe in the “Nurture”
  • If we deal with the root cause of the misguidance, the poor oral posture, then changes with our appliances are naturally retained and “cures” are possible
  • When dealt with early, there is less work to redirect misguided growth
  • Once puberty sets, the growth is set
  • Once records/xrays/models are taken, then the dentists will be able to work this out fairly quickly
  • As the treatment requires cooperation then the family and child’s input is taken into strong consideration so that the best options of treatment can be applied
  • Depends on each individual child as the programmes are tailored to suit each patient
  • Depends on the severity and age
  • May involve muscle retraining, expansion plates, limited braces, and growth guidance plates
  • The dentists will be able to provide accurate exact answers once records have been taken
  • Acrylic and alloy wire
  • Images and demonstrator appliances will be available for viewing and handling at the consults
  • Though many have some bulk to them in our experience almost all our patients adapt within a few days
  • There is an initial period of difficulty but the dentist teach ways of speeding up the transition period
  • Surprisingly most children want to wear their appliances as their bodies actually want the support it provides!
  • Typical treatment times run 6 months for simple expansion
  • Up to 18 months for complex cases
  • The appliances are to be worn all times except when cleaning
  • This includes eating and almost all daily activities so the appliances are never at risk of being lost
  • The exercises are tailored to suit each child so our therapist will expand on this matter
  • The core exercises from the dentist are very, very simple only take 4 minutes a day, so this can always be slotted into even the most hectic lives!
  • Each case is individual to the patient and we cannot be certain until records are assessed
  • Ranges start from $2200 for a single appliance but it is best for the dentist to answer these specific question
  • All treatments run for many months with multiple visits, so there are always payment plan options
  • We do not deal directly with health insurers so you will need to deal with them directly
  • We do provide a full list of item numbers that are used for each treatment so you will have the information needed to find out from your insurer
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