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Dentofacial Orthopaedics & Early Intervention Orthodontics at Bald Hills Dental

Young girl holding retainersAt Bald Hills Dental, we are focused on providing dental care for all patients no matter their age.

In years past, a child would have to wait until all their adult teeth had come through to start orthodontic treatment. However, more recently, it has been shown that earlier assessment of the jaw and facial growth during your child’s peak developmental stages (7-12 years old) can address problems before they become more serious. In fact, on average by the age of 9, 80% of natural growth has occurred and by 12 years old they have reached their maximum natural growth potential.

Early orthodontics, also referred to as interceptive orthodontics, focuses on working with your child’s growth, ensure their jaws and airway develop into their optimum position, giving the adult teeth the best chance to erupt into their correct position.

Does your child display the following:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Small or narrow Jaws
  • Snoring
  • heavy mouth breathing
  • Restless sleep
  • Bed wetting
  • Teeth grinding
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Chronic allergies or Regular illness
  • Difficulties concentrating or poor school grades
  • Behavioural problems
  • Ear infection or hearing difficulties
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Reflux

Diagnosis process

The ideal age to have an initial consultation with one of our dentists is between 6-7 years old. During this consultation process we will assess your child’s jaw growth, teeth crowding, tonsils and airways, using a series of X-rays, Jaw measurements and muscles assessments. Once we have a clear understanding of your child’s individual needs, we will be able to give you a treatment recommendation. Sometimes in conjunction with your initial consultation appointment, we will refer your child for an ENT Examination to confirm our diagnosis and create your tailor treatment plan.


Once Dr Robert Lin has developed the best treatment solution, he will go through the treatment plan with you so you understand each step of the way. Contact us to book your consultation to get started!

The length of treatment involves being fitted for an appliance that is worn for 2-3 years or until the permanent teeth have erupted. By age 11-13, the problem is generally corrected, though additional orthodontics can be required for adult teeth that are misaligned.

Dr Robert Lin, DentistMeet Dentist Dr Robert Lin

As a part of the Bald Hills Dental team, Dentist Dr Lin brings a wealth of experience to our practice. He is a leading expert on orthopaedics. When you see Dr Lin (Dentist) for your treatment, you can feel confident that you will be treated like a member of his family.

Book Your Child’s Consultation

We’re pleased to offer convenient Saturday hours and are open late. Contact us today to learn more about growth phase orthodontics Bald Hills!

Growth Phase Orthodontics Bald Hills, Strathpine, Bridgeman Downs QLD | (07) 3261 5551