Kids Braces

Braces for kids in Adelaide, that won’t break the bank.

We’re here to guide your child on their journey to a radiant and healthy smile.
A happy young girl with braces on her teeth smiling in an outdoor setting.
Before and After Kids Braces

For many Adelaide parents, braces for kids are essential
Kids Braces That Make Parents Happy Too

At Cumberland Dental, we understand the significance of early intervention when it comes to orthodontic care.. Introducing braces for kids at an appropriate age can make a remarkable difference in their dental health.

Early treatment helps in guiding the jaw’s growth, rectifying bite problems, and making room for crowded teeth. Addressing these issues during the developmental phase can prevent more complex problems in the future. It often means shorter treatment times in later years and can also eliminate the need for more invasive procedures as an adult.

Beyond the physical benefits, early orthodontic intervention boosts a child’s confidence, giving them a radiant smile they’re proud to showcase. Trust Cumberland Dental to prioritise your child’s long-term dental health, ensuring they reap the benefits of timely orthodontic care.

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Common Types of Braces for Kids in Adelaide, SA

In Adelaide, parents and guardians seeking orthodontic solutions for their children have a variety of options. Here’s a brief overview of the common types of braces for kids:

Traditional Metal Braces

The most common type, these consist of metal brackets and wires. They’re reliable, effective, and nowadays, kids can even choose colourful bands for a fun touch.

Ceramic Braces

Similar to metal braces in design, but they use tooth-coloured or clear brackets, making them less noticeable. They’re as effective as metal braces but with a subtler appearance. We use Ceramic brackets on the top front teeth as our standard treatment!

Invisalign for Teens

Clear, removable aligners tailored for teenagers. They offer the advantage of being almost invisible and are especially popular among self-conscious teens.

Each type has its benefits, and the best choice will depend on the child’s specific needs, lifestyle, and desired outcomes.

A child with braces looks up as a dentist examines her mouth with a dental mirror.
Two smiling teenage girls wearing winter clothes and pointing to their braces.

Top Benefits of Braces for Kids

Proper Alignment

Braces correct overcrowded or misaligned teeth, ensuring a straighter smile.

Improved Bite Function

They rectify bite problems, ensuring proper jaw alignment and functionality.

Enhanced Oral Hygiene

Straight teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Facilitates Speech

Properly aligned teeth can aid in clearer speech, rectifying lisps or other speech impediments.

Boosted Confidence

A straight smile can significantly uplift a child’s self-esteem, impacting their social and emotional development positively.


Early intervention can prevent severe dental issues in the future, often eliminating the need for more invasive treatments later on.

At Cumberland Dental, we genuinely believe in the transformative power of braces.

$0 Deposit Payment Plan

We’re thrilled to offer a seamless partnership with HUMM, providing you the convenience of purchasing now and paying later through easy, interest-free installments. Say goodbye to hefty upfront costs – with $0 deposit required, achieving your dental goals has never been more accessible. Let us help you achieve the smile of your dreams, without the financial stress. Explore our services today and experience the freedom of flexible payment options with Cumberland Dental and HUMM.

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What Our Patients Say About Us

Cristiano Oliveira de Moraes
Cristiano Oliveira de Moraes
I had my expectations exceeded since I came for the first time. I had an amazing customer service and professionalism from the reception team till the end of my treatment. Specially by doctor Jack and his assistants who made me feel comfortable and provided me an outstanding treatment exceeding the result that I expected. After my experience, now I feel confident to soon have my wife’s Invisalign treatment started with doctor Jack. Thanks to everyone from Cumberland Dental Orthodontics
Shreya Gopuran
Shreya Gopuran
Just got my braces off !!! my teeth look amazing, and i’m in love with them. Dr Jack did so well and he took time to make sure i was happy with my end result! Couldn’t recommend this place enough to anyone thinking about getting braces, the service is incredible and all the staff are ever so sweet and really made me feel welcome and safe, so grateful to have gone through this journey with such kind people. Thank you to all the staff xo
Very professional and informative. My smile has improved drastically and my confidence has never been higher.
Dana Stewart
Dana Stewart
I had the most fantastic experience at Cumberland Dental. I had the pleasure of being treated by Jack for my braces and I could not be happier with the results. Each consultation was explained to me in detail, ensuring I was comfortable and supported throughout my entire journey. All the staff are fantastic and were extremely accomodating and supportive during my treatment. I highly recommend!
Daniel Greenhill
Daniel Greenhill
Jack and his team have been amazing to deal with and have helped me enormously to get a better smile. If you are thinking of getting Invisaline or braces he is the man to see.
Brandy Leesha
Brandy Leesha
Dr. Jack is spot on!! Loved the way teeth turnd out
joclyne zaitidis
joclyne zaitidis
Braces for my 13/14yo came off today and very happy with the results. Very affordable and fuss-free process. Staff are lovely and accomodating with making/changing appointment times around school hours. Couldn’t be happier with the whole experience.
Arina Kuznetsova
Arina Kuznetsova
Amazing and very welcoming team that were very helpful throughout my journey. Strongly recommend this place and Dr. Jack if you want the best possible results!
Very professional dental practice. My son is having his orthodontic work (Braces) with Dr Jack Gaffey and loves going to his appointments. Staff are fantastic too!!!
Peter Hylton
Peter Hylton
I was very pleased with the dental work done. Angela explained the process and stages of the work and completed the work on budget. I would refer her professional approach and that of her capable staff at Cumberland Dental to others.

How to prepare for braces
Overcoming challenges and tips

Understanding your child’s journey to a brighter smile with braces is vital for every parent. Preparation can ease the transition, making the experience smoother. Here’s a quick guide to help:

1. Open Conversations: Talk with your child about what to expect, alleviating any anxieties. Familiarity can often ease apprehension.

2. Dietary Changes: Stock up on soft foods for the first few days post-brace fitting. This minimises discomfort and helps in the transition. Remember, sticky or hard foods can harm the braces.

3. Oral Care Kit: Equip your child with an on-the-go dental kit. It should include a toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, and mouthwash, ensuring cleanliness, especially after meals.

4. Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers can be a relief in the initial days. Always consult with your dentist or paediatrician for recommendations.

5. Regular Check-ins: Regularly check with your child on how they’re feeling. Emotional support plays a key role in adjusting to the new experience.

6. Stay Positive: Emphasise the benefits of the treatment. This journey, though challenging, will yield a confident and radiant smile.

At Cumberland Dental, we are committed to guiding you and your child through each step, ensuring the process is as comfortable and reassuring as possible.

Kids Braces Transformation Gallery
Before and After Pictures

Class I Extractions 4's
Class II Div II Non Exoo
Crowding Anterior
Deep Bite
Extractions Upper 4's

Adelaide Kids Braces FAQs

At what age should kids start considering braces?

The ideal age for kids to start considering braces varies, but it’s generally recommended to have an orthodontic evaluation around the age of 7. This early assessment allows the orthodontic provider to identify any potential issues with jaw growth or tooth development. While treatment may not start immediately, early evaluation can help plan for future orthodontic work. In many cases, braces are more commonly applied during early adolescence, when most of the permanent teeth have erupted, typically between the ages of 11 and 14.

What are the signs that my child might need braces?

Common signs that your child might need braces include noticeable crowding or misalignment of teeth, difficulty in biting or chewing, jaw misalignment, and prolonged thumb-sucking or use of a pacifier beyond the toddler years. Other indicators can be losing baby teeth too early or too late and teeth that meet abnormally or not at all. It’s important to have regular dental check-ups, as dentists can often identify potential orthodontic issues early and recommend a visit to an orthodontist for a more detailed evaluation.

How long do kids typically need to wear braces?

The duration kids need to wear braces varies depending on the complexity of the dental issues being corrected. On average, most children wear braces for about 18 to 24 months. However, treatment can be shorter for minor corrections or longer for more complex alignment issues. Regular check-ups and adjustments are necessary throughout the treatment period, and after the braces are removed, most children will need to wear a retainer to keep their teeth in place.

What types of braces are best for kids?

The best type of braces for kids depends on their orthodontic needs and personal preferences. Traditional metal braces are often a popular choice due to their effectiveness and durability. Ceramic braces, which are less noticeable due to their tooth-coloured brackets, are another option. In some cases, especially for mild to moderate alignment issues, clear aligners like Invisalign Teen can be suitable. Dr Jack will recommend the most appropriate type of braces based on the child’s specific dental issues and lifestyle factors.

How can I help my child adjust to wearing braces?

Helping your child adjust to wearing braces involves a few key steps. First, provide a diet that’s brace-friendly, avoiding hard, sticky, or chewy foods that can damage braces. Encourage good oral hygiene habits, as cleaning teeth can be more challenging with braces. Supply them with orthodontic wax to use in case of any discomfort from the braces rubbing against the inside of their mouth. Be supportive and reassure them about the importance and benefits of wearing braces. Regularly remind them that many kids go through this experience and the outcome — a healthy, beautiful smile — is well worth it.

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