Children’s Dentistry

We go to infinity and beyond to make sure your child has a fun visit to the dentist.

If you’re wondering ‘where’s a good children’s dentist near me?’, then look no further. Little smiles are our thing and our Jacaranda team can’t wait to meet your little one.

Creating a great dental experience early on, means a lifetime of happy, healthy smiles for your child.

We have lots of little treats to make your child’s visit special, such as:

  • $ a kid’s corner to play in
  • $private bathroom for easy nappy changes
  • $ a treasure box for their ‘well done’ treat
  • $ a team who absolutely love kids!

Your child’s first dentist visit

We like to see kids as young as possible, so we can start them on a journey to healthy teeth and gums. The earlier we teach children about great oral health, the earlier they learn about the importance of daily cleaning and eating the right foods.

Caring for your child’s teeth starts when your child is a baby. We usually see your little one when their first tooth emerges or soon after their first birthday. Of course, we’re always happy to see your child before then if you have any concerns.

We can advise you on infant oral care, such as thumb-sucking and using a dummy. We’ll also keep a very close eye on baby teeth as they’re important markers for your child’s adult teeth. Many people think baby teeth aren’t as important because they fall out but they need to be cared for as well as adult teeth.

Braces and orthodontics for children

At Jacaranda Family Dental, all the braces and orthodontic work for children is done right here in the clinic. That means there’s no need to go to another clinic for extra appointments. The JFD team that you know and trust will advise, fit and treat your child for traditional braces and Invisalign clear aligners.

Between the ages of 7 and 12 we’ll start assessing the development of your child’s jawbone and start orthodontic treatment where necessary. The treatment will help your child’s teeth fit into their mouth neatly and fix any problems caused by tongue thrusting and thumb sucking.

It will also improve issues such as difficulties breathing caused by swollen adenoids or tonsils, and bite problems. This stage can take between 9 and 18 months and may be all your child needs. Once this initial treatment is complete, we look at whether further braces are required.

Some children will need traditional braces, whereas other children can choose between bracket braces or the more modern Invisalign, which is becoming a very popular option for children.

Invisalign for children

As Gympie’s top Invisalign provider, we’re highly experienced in fitting and treating you with Invisalign aligners and get great results. Whatever your child chooses, they’re in safe hands.

Little people, big smiles

Looking after your children’s teeth from a young age has many great outcomes, including:

  • $ never having a fear of the Dentists
  • $ your kids get to keep their own teeth for life
  • $ no unnecessary treatments
  • $ a low-cost, low-maintenance life for your children’s teeth.


At Jacaranda Family Dental our aim is prevention. We’ll work with you and your family to create great dental habits that will prevent problems later in life.

We want your child to love their smile!

A little help paying

We welcome visits from children aged 0-17 years old who are eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS). If your child is covered, you’ll be able to claim up to $1,052 over a 2-year period to cover:

  • $ Check-ups
  • $ X-rays
  • $ Cleaning
  • $ Fillings
  • $ Extractions
  • ..and more!


You don’t need to apply for CDBS, if your child is eligible you should receive a letter in the post from the Department of Human Services. We can’t help you with queries around eligibility but we’re happy to explain what services we can offer and what’s covered under the CDBS. We can’t wait to see you!

Making Little Smiles

If you’d like to find out more about children’s dentistry at Jacaranda Family Dental, or would like to book an appointment, get in touch today to find out more.