Let us take care of your teenager’s smile! Fraser Dental is proud to be registered to provide free dental services for teens from Year 9 until their 18th birthday.
It can be tough being a teenager – they have so many physical and emotional changes going on! And puberty can impact on their oral health just as it does on the rest of their bodies. But these teenage years are the ideal time for us to step in and help them establish great oral health habits to take them through to adulthood.
All eligible teenagers in New Zealand are entitled to one free dental check-up per year. Our free dental services for teens include:
- Annual dental examinations
- Dental x-rays
- Teeth cleaning, scaling and polishing
- Dental fillings
- Root canals
- (Non-orthodontic) tooth extractions
- Preventative dental treatments, for example fluoride treatment or fissure sealants
Our Dentists and Oral Health Therapists will also teach your teen great oral hygiene techniques. Correct brushing and flossing techniques go a long way to maintaining clean teeth and a healthy smile in-between dental appointments. They can also help to reduce the risk of developing any major dental issues.
Occasionally a problem might crop up between annual dental exams, for example a toothache. If this happens you can make additional free appointments to address the problem.
Orthodontics such as braces and other teeth-alignment treatments are not included in the free dental services for teens. However, Fraser Dental works with children, teenagers and adults of all ages on their orthodontic requirements.
If your teenager requires more extensive dental treatment which isn’t covered by the basic free services, we will discuss your treatment options with you. Fraser Dental provides a full range of comprehensive family dental services, so we have you covered.