We are the leading dentists for children’s dentistry offering trusted and expert care. Smile On Clinics located across Central Coast, Burwood Sydney, Hunter region and beyond are the experts in Children’s dentistry & general practice orthodontics.
The youngest members of the family can get the care they need at Smile On Clinics.
Your kids will love their dental appointments from early on. Each member of our team enjoys making sure that their visits are fun, enjoyable and light-hearted. By starting dental care early in life, we will make sure they’re not affected by tooth decay and other oral health concerns.
We’ll instruct the kids on how to take care of their teeth properly to understand how important it is and how this affects your whole adult life.
Your kids deserve premium Children’s Dentistry care.
Could your child be eligible for FREEE dental care?
The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) is a scheme run by Medicare that provides eligible children with a rebate over 2 calendar years to pay for a range of dental services.
Dental services are capped at $1000 over 2 consecutive calendar years. The 2 year cap period starts when a child or teenager first gets an eligible dental service.
What is covered?
CDBS covers dental services including examinations, routine cleaning, repairing cracked teeth, fillings and root canals.
Covered dental services include:
- fissure sealing
- root canals
- extractions, and
- partial dentures
If your child is eligible for this scheme there is no out-of-pocket expense for the above-mentioned services.
Generally speaking, orthodontic treatment starts between the ages of 8 to 12 years old, although it’s not uncommon for treatment to start slightly earlier or later.
So, what are some of the reasons your child may need braces? There are a number of factors, including your child’s oral and physical development.
Here are some signs that orthodontics might be an effective treatment for your child.
- Early, late, or irregular loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty in chewing or biting
- Mouth breathing
- Thumb or finger sucking
- Tongue thrusting
- Crowded, misplaced, or blocked-out teeth
- Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude, or are misaligned
- Biting the cheek or roof of the mouth
- Teeth that meet abnormally or not at all
- Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face
If you notice any of these problems, your child does not have to wait until the age mentioned to see their dentist. In fact, Dr Andrew Sproll, an expert in Children’s dentistry and general practice orthodontics recommends a child see a dentist by age one or by the time the first tooth comes through. This is a very important time to start the child’s long-term relationship with their dentist and dental practice.
Start their dental journey early with local dental leaders at Smile On Clinics.
Ask our friendly team about it today!