Experts recommend 8-10 year olds see a specialist orthodontist...

How early can I see an orthodontist?

Many parents have questions about the suitability of orthodontic treatment for their children.  We agree with the Australian Society of Orthodontists and recommend each child have an assessment with a registered specialist orthodontist between the ages of 8-10 years. 

We will provide you with an informed assessment of your child’s orthodontic needs.  At times, this may mean preparing you and your child for orthodontic treatment at a more appropriate stage of development a few years down the track.

When certain orthodontic issues are identified early, we may recommend interceptive treatment (Phase I or early treatment) to guide the incoming permanent teeth and jaw growth in a favourable direction.  Early treatment may also make the next step of braces (Phase II) easier and less complicated.

Examples of orthodontic issues in young children:

  • Thumb-sucking past the age of 5
  • Cross-bites
  • Early loss of baby teeth
  • Adult teeth that do not come in properly
  • Crowding of front teeth

Our aim is to provide efficient and appropriate treatment for your child so they can have confidence during their school years.  A registered specialist orthodontist has the expertise to know the right treatment options at the right time for your child.  Call our friendly reception team on (03) 5831 1282 to book a consultation with our orthodontists.



Choose our specialist orthodontists to expertly care for your individual smile.

Visiting our practice

Dr Rob Mayne and the rest of the team wish to welcome you to our Orthodontic Specialist Practice. Find out what will happen when you visit us today.

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How early can I see an orthodontist?

It's normal to have questions about orthodontic treatment for your children. The Australian Society of Orthodontists recommends children visit an orthodontist between the ages of 8-10 years just to check!

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Can I have clear?

There are many options now for straightening teeth, and it can get very confusing.
We do Invisalign and other less visible means of smile correction. It is best to come in and ask us what will work for your teeth. Check out further here.

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Contact us

Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm

128 Nixon St
Shepparton Vic 3630 AU

(03) 5831 1282
Fax (03) 5831 8192

Goulburn Valley Orthodontics is located in Shepparton and specilises in orthodontic treatment for a beautiful smile - Family orientated

Goulburn Valley Orthodontics


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Dr Rob Mayne
Dr Ros Mayne

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