Welcome to Braceless Choice.
Every parent wants to give their child the very best start in life. Here at Braceless Choice, our aim is to help your child achieve their full potential through developing a beautiful healthy smile. We can help ensure your child has a beautiful smile, well-balanced facial profile, great body posture and that they can breathe freely and naturally without any obstructions. These attributes can greatly improve a child’s self-esteem and self-confidence so they can realise their full potential as an adult, both personally and professionally.
We believe that every child has the potential to grow straight teeth. Crooked teeth are a symptom, not the cause of the problem.
Our goal is to avoid the unnecessary extractions of permanent teeth, avoid surgery if possible and correct oral muscle function. In doing so protect the facial profile and airways.
We like to offer patients and their parents a choice to start early and have braceless option to treat crooked teeth.
The best results are achieved when small problems are managed before they become bigger issues. Hence our early interceptive dental treatment can start as early as the child is ready for it (around 5 years old).
We treat our little patients as if they were our own children, only applying treatment methods which we would use for our own kids.
Problems to watch out for in growing children:
- Crooked teeth, malocclusion (“bad bites”)
- Grinding or clenching of teeth
- Mouth breathing
- Finger or thumb sucking
- Speech problems
- Sleep problems (OSA) or snoring
- Nocturnal bed-wetting
- Chronic ear problems, repeating ear infections
We focus on identifying the cause of your child’s problem and then addressing it with the most appropriate treatment.
Your child’s treatments may include:
- Early intervention dental treatment
- Functional jaw orthopaedics using removal appliances (plates)
- Myofunctional therapy
- Breathing re-training using Buteyko technique
- Osteopathic adjustments
By treating faces rather than just teeth at an early age, while they still have years of growth ahead of them, we can avoid complications of braces and extractions in their later years. We can also avoid other health issues associated with restricted airways that may progressively worsen over time. Together we can give your child a great start in life.
Our practice is especially designed to be particularly welcoming and friendly to our young patients. The bright and cheerful waiting room will help put nervous or anxious children at ease. Our dental team is experienced at enabling children to relax both before and during their appointment with Dr Mariola Prokop. Our treatment rooms are warm and comfortable and our team do everything possible to make dental visits as fun and as interesting as we can.
Dr Mariola Prokop qualified as a dentist thirsty years ago, but first became interested in Early Intervention Orthodontics while still an undergraduate in Europe. As a general dentist, Dr Prokop could clearly see how effective this particular form of treatment could be for young children and was frustrated at being unable to refer her young patients to an orthodontist for early treatment. She found it upsetting to receive referrals for tooth extractions of healthy teeth in teenagers prior to the placement of braces. As a result, Dr Mariola began focusing on working and studying new trends in early interceptive dental treatment in Australia, Europe and the US.
Dr Mariola has always enjoyed working with children and is constantly learning so she can offer the best treatment for her young patients. She is very proud to be able to offer the choice between traditional Orthodontics as well as newer options including Functional Jaw Orthopedics (“Orthodontics without braces”) and Orthotropics.
She is passionate about giving young children the very best start in life, both emotionally and physically, and experience has taught her that early intervention to treat small problems can help prevent bigger issues from developing.
We are currently in the process of preparing a new website with more detailed information to help you decide whether Braceless Choice can offer suitable treatment for your child. In the meantime, if you have any questions or wish to make an appointment for an initial consultation, please contact us via phone or email.