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Orthodontics for Children

Orthodontics for Children

We are excited to be able to offer early childhood orthodontic intervention at Clover Dental. Many people are under the disillusion that orthodontic treatment can wait until after the milk teeth are gone. The truth is that getting orthodontic treatment earlier in the preschool age has potential to greatly reduce the amount of time needed later if at all.

Dr Richard Hu’s expertise in paediatric orthodontics and gentle approach with children matches well with the little ones he sees.

How do you know if your child may benefit from early childhood orthodontic treatment? Listed below are some of the orthodontic issues that Dr Richard Hu can assist with:

  • Dental crowding
  • Crooked teeth
  • Fissure Sealants
  • Underbites, overbites and crossbites
  • Under-developed jaws
  • Unbalanced facial growth

What are potential causes of orthodontic issues in young children?

  • Upper respiratory tract problems
  • Mouth breathing
  • Tongue tie or lip tie
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Thumb or dummy sucking
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Small jaws
  • Poor posture
  • Inherited disruptive behaviours

Can I claim some or all of the treatment through Medicare?

No, unfortunately. However, you may be eligible through your private health insurance if you have appropriate cover – please check with your health insurance provider.

How much does it cost?

Although each case presents unique challenges; a typical course of treatment spanning over 2 years would average around $3,000 in cost.

For more information on early childhood orthodontics or to book an appointment, speak to our friendly staff on 03 9380 1107 or email us at

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