Treatments for kids
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The Australian Society of Orthodontics recommends your child sees an orthodontics from the age of 7.
Yet, 88% of children who see an orthodontist between the ages of 7 and 11, don’t require any early interceptive orthodontic treatment. Is your child one of the 12% of children who could benefit from early interceptive orthodontic treatment?
Find out using Dr Semaan’s solution!
Taking Photos at Home
Photos at Home is an easy, free, and extremely accessible tool to give you the chance to have a specialist see your child at the right time.
Submit photos through our smile assessment form
Dr Semaan will freely assess your child's smile
We'll let you know whether your child requires urgent orthodontic treatment or if they can wait
If necessary orthodontic treatment is required, we'll secure you an in-person consult
If your child can wait, you'll automatically quality and be added to our Family Care Program
Hear from the expert
Phase 1 Treatment
The first step to a better smile
As a child grows, their smile grows with them. Even with baby teeth, it may be the perfect time for children aged 7 to 11 to start early interceptive orthodontic treatment.
This is also referred to as 'Phase 1 Treatment'. Dr Semaan believes every child deserves the option of Phase 1 Treatment.
Treatment for kids for little smiles
The goal of Phase 1 Treatment is to develop young jaws and/or arches to make room for existing teeth and for incoming permanent teeth.
Phase 1 treatment can:
• Prevent pre-existing bite issues from getting worse
• Fix existing teeth straightening conditions
• Improve the appearance of a growing child's smile
• Correct oral habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting
• Reduce the length of necessary treatment later in life
Phase 1 Appliances
Corrective Phase 1 Treatment involves wearing an orthodontic appliance and here at Clear Smiles Orthodontics, Dr Semaan makes use of a variety of appliances to best cater for your child’s specific orthodontic needs.
Invisalign First Aligners
Much like Invisalign for adults, Invisalign First aligners are custom-made to your child’s requirements which makes for a more comfortable treatment experience.
Used to hold the space for permanent teeth to erupt into when the baby tooth has been lost or extracted early.
Rapid Palatal Expander
Used for a combination of tooth movement and jaw expansion.
Family Care Program
This program is an extension of Dr Semaan's photos at home initiative which is offered freely to you and your family.
If Dr Semaan identifies that your child is not yet ready for early interceptive orthodontic treatment, you will automatically qualify for and be added to our Family Care Program. Dr Semaan can offer his ongoing specialist advice and monitoring free of charge, ensuring your children are having routine orthodontic check ups from the comfort of your home.
We will send you timely reminders (usually between 3 to 6 months) to send photos in for Dr Semaan to assess your child's smile and bite based on his observations from previous submissions.
Book a free consultation with Dr Semaan today!
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Dr Semaan today!
Frequently Asked Questions
At Clear Smiles Orthodontics you’re empowered to discover your treatment options, all of which are given with careful consideration to your smiles needs and your lifestyle choices. Dr Semaan and his team(link) are dedicated to creating the healthiest and most beautiful smiles in the most convenient, cost-effective, and cosmetic way possible.
Dr Semaan is a certified Specialist in Orthodontics and has the education and expertise to prevent, diagnose and treat malocclusion, or an improper bite. He can determine the underlying cause of your child’s orthodontic issues and create a customized treatment plan for the most effective and lasting results.
Phase 1 treatment is typically between $2000 – $4000. In comparison comprehensive treatment with Clear Smiles Orthodontics typically ranges between $7000-$9000. We also offer flexible payment plans.