Joshua's Story

Joshua had a “bite” where his upper teeth were behind his lower teeth, as the upper jaw bone was underdeveloped.
He started treatment at the age of 8 years, with an appliance to help encourage growth of the upper arch. The appliance was worn at nighttime only for a period of 6 months. As you can see the results have been outstanding, with the jaw growth encouraged the upper teeth are now in front of the lower teeth.

This kind of treatment can minimize the extent of orthodontic treatment when he is older, and one of the reasons why early assessment is needed.

A similar result may be achieved with the opposite problem, where the upper teeth “stick out”. Treatment will reduce the prominence of the teeth which in return reduces the risk of damage to the upper front teeth.



Opening Hours

  • Monday 10am - 6pm
  • Tuesday 10am - 6pm
  • Wednesday 10am - 9pm
  • Thursday 10am - 9pm
  • Friday 10am - 9pm
  • Saturday 9am - 5pm

Contact Us

  • Chisholm Orthodontics
  • Level 1/274 Melbourne Street
  • Tel:(08) 8267 1170