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BIG HIGH LEVEL PICTURE OF WHAT IS BEING DONE

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Our Approach - Nurtured by Nature

At the focus of our service, we want to provide your kids and family with the best alternatives that give you the most natural way to address many health outcomes. We want to give your KIDS the best start to life, just like you do.

We've created a stress-free and enjoyable environment for kids of any age to receive all the care they need. After all, learning should be fun (even for teenagers)!

Issues related to breathing, posture, clenching, grinding and overall KIDS' well-being will all be evaluated and assessed with the most appropriate allied health professional as part of the assessment, to give you the optimal outcome and to make sure the journey of good health is not confusing.

We want to provide you with the tools to make informative decisions based on our experienced health professional's recommendations.

Our Myobrace pre-orthodontic treatment allows us to identify and plan treatment options for crooked teeth, and educate kids on how to address the underlying condition in the most appropriate manner.

We understand that kids are not always keen on wearing anything in their mouth, which is why we make it fun and interactive so they can see the benefit for themselves!

Childhood oral health is critical for a long, healthy and happy life.

Everything we do focuses on giving you and your family the most caring and nurturing environment that gives you a range of options for your care. 

For our Lip and Tongue Tie Care, we provide the care, support and treatment to ensure you can make the decision that is best for you today, and into the future.

Your experience at KIDS for Lip and Tongue Tie has been created to give you an area to relax during the treatment and refresh and nourish your baby in a private and caring environment.

We recognise that bonding with your infant is extremely important, which is why we have created the Nurturing Room where you can have your own space with your baby, without interruptions.

For an overview of services, check out our handy brochure for KIDS.

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Our Scope of Care

Here at KIDS, we understand that you are busy, and finding the correct care for your child can be a minefield.

That is why we believe that it takes a wide collection of trained health professionals to deliver you the best outcome for your child and your family.

Dr. Google may be quick to use but it certainly does not answer all your questions sufficiently. Believe us, we have searched! For example, a child that mouth breathes may have issues related to airways, posture and teeth formation.

That is why here at KIDS, we have over 20 years of experience to recognise a range of underlying health issues that connect and relate to a range of other health conditions. KIDS has created a service that meets the needs and requirements of the families we care for. We want our families to feel free to ask the questions they have always wanted to know the answers too.

We believe that it is not just one health professional that can help a child, but many working together to help the child improve in all areas. We provide a natural approach to caring for our KIDS' health, and have partnered with these trusted professionals to give you the best advice and treatment options that suit you and your child's needs.

Our core service centres around oral health and function, and is fully supported by in-house Lactation Consultants for our Lip and Tongue Tie care along with Chiropractors to provide pre and post procedure care. We deliver you and your family solutions and options through nurturing for your kids' health in the most natural way, so that you get the best long-term health for your kids and your entire family.

We are here for you and your family to provide outstanding health care.

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Why We Care

KIDS is a unique service that brings together our trusted professionals from a range of Allied Health Services that compliment and enhance the care and outcomes for you and your KIDS.

KIDS is a one-stop care centre where skilled professional consultants are available to advise you to make the best decisions for the short and long term health of your family.

We care about the the long term effects of not correcting the underlying issues that impact on your child's health.

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What Is Unique About KIDS

KIDS has been specially designed to meet the desires of its families based on a deep understanding of types of care and treatment which give our KIDS the optimal outcomes. From an engaging and colourful waiting room, the Myobrace Education Centre, through to the Care Rooms (or otherwise know as Treatment Rooms)... We have created spaces both you and your child will love.

Great care and attention to detail have gone into developing KIDS. From fun activities to keep kids busy with iPads and PlayStation, through to fun characters and a colourful environment; it all makes KIDS a fun and enjoyable place your kids will want to return to. No more fighting in the car about heading to the dentist! It can be a place you look forward to relaxing with your child.

KIDS has also created a Nurture Room for pre and post care, and privacy for our Lip and Tongue Tie Care. With a soft, gentle and nurturing environment, this Nurture Room is separated from the rest of the practice and provides privacy and care when you need it most.

It's so good that you will be reluctant to leave!

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KIDS takes a holistic approach - why is it different?

We want to find out exactly what the cause of the issue is, not just mask the symptoms. By having a whole family approach to improve the outcomes, not just for your child but also for the whole family, KIDS aims to show the family the correct path and better start for a longer and healthier life.

KIDS believes that parents should be setting the example for their children and without educating the entire family, how will the children learn what is best?

We know life is busy and that is why we want to help you provide the tools to your child to understand what is needed for a healthy routine.

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KIDS' health is a big jigsaw puzzle with many different elements and aspects, and if you think that only one health professional can fix all your child's problems, think again!

The reality is that your child needs a team of professionals who are willing to cross bridges and look at the problem from all the aspects through the eyes of other health professionals.

The traditional way of thinking is to medicate the symptoms without looking at the root cause of the problem. We've come to think of illness as a catalogue of problems to be solved, but we tend not to think enough about wellness.

By looking at the human body and its wellbeing as a complex structure, we can no longer think that we can treat a problem in one area and ignore the rest.

Children and young people should be treated as thinking, feeling people who are members of a family and who have a range of strengths and needs. Health professionals should consider all these, not just the health problem the child or young person has that day.

The health of children determines their health as adults, so by giving the young kids the best chance at the start of their life we set them on better track for adulthood. The goal is to encourage as many kids as possible to enter their adulthood with maximum potential for health and wellbeing uncompromised.

What is multidisciplinary approach to kids' health? This means multiple health professionals sharing their expertise to provide the best possible treatment and outcomes to your child.

Once infant is born and checked at hospital for all vital signs and responses for general health, they get to be discharged and go home with parents. Thinking about it in simple terms as parents always say "my baby feeds, sleeps and poos" and if we take the sleeping out of the sentence, we can see that the baby feed and poo, that is a whole one system of the human body called the digestive system.

As the knowledge increases of the importance of feeding in early infancy and childhood, the function of feeding "correctly " has become an area of focus to enforce the correct function from the start.

At this early stage of life, a team approach consists of Lactation Consultant, Chiropractor, Speech Pathologist, Dentist, Midwife, Podiatrist, Nutritionist who can share their wide knowledge and expertise to improve the functionality as early as possible. Having multiple professionals allows for better holistic approach to the problem and improve the final outcomes for your child.

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The holistic health assessment to provide your child with the best start to life! We know it can be challenging being a parent, with everyone offering their two cents on every topic. However, we are here to provide you with facts so you can make an informed decision.

There are many factors to consider in determining the child's entire picture of health.

Nutritional: Nutrients are needed to provide energy and assist in the functioning of many bodily processes. We will spend the time to look at what your child eats on a regular basis and ask questions to get a full picture of the child's lifestyle and eating habits.

We believe that even simple changes to your child's diet can improve their health considerably. We know it can be hard with work and multiple children but with the correct tools and knowledge, we look forward to stepping you through what can be sometimes a very confusing and time-consuming task to provide the correct foods to your child.

Structural: The structure of the body includes the muscular, skeletal and nervous systems. The components of these systems give the body support to stand upright and move around in all directions. The nervous system controls nerve impulses from the brain that stimulate important organs and tissue of the body. Improper spinal alignment may cause patterns of strain and impede the flow of nerve impulses and energy to certain organs and tissues, which can result in pain or disease. Chiropractic adjustments can be beneficial in aligning the spine and unblocking the nerve flow. The head is made up of many bones and muscles including both jaws, teeth, lips and tongue that are supposed to move gently in synchronisation with one another to allow for the proper movement of fluids. Craniosacral work is the gentle movement of the bones and muscles of the head and sacrum. Practitioners who do this work are usually chiropractors or osteopaths who can also do gentle spinal manipulations for children.

Musculature: The muscles around the head should be able to move freely without any restrictions or tension. When there is any restriction of the muscles, it should be released to allow for better free function of these muscles. Apart from the muscles around the head and spine, oral muscles such as tongue, lips and cheeks can become restricted with what's known as ties or frenum. These oral ties limit the proper function of these muscles and cause tension and poor function which in turn affects the head, jaw and spinal bones. The effect of these ties, if left untreated, carries on lifetime impacts on the whole body.

Healing Vs Curing: We have been used to call upon doctors to cure us. Curing means elimination of signs and symptoms of a disease, treatment with drugs or other methods may help to cure the symptoms. However, unless the underlying issues are identified, symptoms may occur. Healing goes deeper than curing and occurs when the root cause is overcome. Therefore at KIDS we look for the source of the problem rather than treating just the symptoms.

At KIDS, we are seeking the root cause of symptoms and deal with these causes to achieve a long term healing and improved transition to the adulthood stage of life. A proper and thorough assessment of children from as early as one day old by a group of professionals to evaluate the infant functionality will help to allow for early detection of issues that may impact on the their life in the future.

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Allied Health Providers

The Team at KIDS appreciate the support from our Allied Health Providers.   We take the care of your clients seriously and want to ensure that we provide you with the advice, care and follow up we can provide your clients. 

If you are new to referring your Clients to KIDS for Lip and Tongue Tie care, please use our Communication Form to inform your client to KIDS.

Once the form has been submitted, we will be in contact with you.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Contact us.

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View the KIDS Photo Gallery

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Do you know your healthcare rights?

Communication

You have a right to be informed about services, treatment, options and costs for your child's treatment in a clear and open way.

Participation

You have a right to be included in decisions and choices about your child's care.

Privacy

You have a right to privacy and confidentiality of your child's personal information.

Comment

You have a right to comment on your child/ren's care and to have your concerns about their treatment addressed.

Access

Your child/ren have a right to healthcare.

Safety

Your child/ren have a right to safe and high quality care.

Respect

Your child/ren have a right to respect.

For more information on the Charter, ask for a flyer on the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights, or visit www.safetyandquality.gov.au

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QIP Accreditation - KIDS

"Achieving accreditation demonstrates a commitment to the provision of excellent dental care and continuous quality improvement within the practice." - Quality Innovation Performance

What is QIP Accreditation?

The accreditation of private dental practices' is based on the integration of a set of National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards into everyday practice culture and patient safety. These standards harmonise regulatory requirements passed down by both Federal and State governments, with highlights being the demonstration of clear and evidence based patient benefits when visiting an accredited practice.

What does this mean for you?

When choosing an accredited practice, a patient can expect a reduction in clinical and general risks, as well as the peace of mind in knowing that all staff are educated and engaged in the implementation of dental systems and improvement of dental processes within their practice.

NSQHS Standards for Dentists' were adopted by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care in 2011. The attainment of these standards means a dental practice has proven to be of the highest calibre in delivering quality patient care within Australia.

KIDS now proudly belongs to a new age of accredited dental practices, meeting QIP quality standards of patient care for all patients.

What this means for us? 

We assure you we are committed to ongoing improvement of the policies and procedures that govern our dental practice, providing assurance to patients, staff, colleagues and peers that we are committed to quality, safety and excellence across all standards.

Accreditation is independent recognition that we have met the requirements based on a defined criteria and set of standards that all practices can be judged equally against. Accreditation provides assurance to our patients, staff and everyone associated with the Practice that quality and performance standards have been met and are being constantly evaluated and improved upon.

If you would like to find out more about the accreditation of our practice please Contact Us for more information.

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Our Community

KIDS is proudly locally owned and operated to give you the optimal service and care that we believe we need to deliver to you and your family.

We are not bound to any Health Fund as a "Contract Dentist" where your needs come secondary to what the Health Fund is willing to pay for your treatment.

KIDS has been created with care by DentalCareXtra, which offers our community with the widest range of care, to provide you with a one-stop care approach for all our patients.

DentalCareXtra has developed a reputation for delivering care to the community of Isaac and Mackay region, along with providing specialist services that attracts patients from Rockhampton, Central Highlands.

Patient feedback and a clear understanding of needs have allowed us to create services that meet the needs of our patients to give the best possible treatment and care.

We also enjoy being part of the community through events and sponsorship. Our most recent was the Variety Jet Trek 2017.

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Denti-Care Payment Plan

KIDS likes to provide you with options to help you achieve the best oral healthcare outcomes.

To do this, we are able to provide specialist dental payment solutions to eligible patients*.

If you have a treatment cost that needs to be spread over a period of time to help you manage the overall cost, KIDS utilise a Denti-Care payment plan solution. We understand that treatment can be expensive but we do not want you and your family to miss out due to price. We believe everyone has the right to great dental health regardless of income.

When are you eligible for this payment plan? Once you have completed our New Patient Experience and have a Treatment Plan created to meet your needs, based on a minimum spend for the treatment, you will be entitled to apply for Denti-Care payment plan.

What is the Cost?

The only cost to you for accepting this payment plan is a $39 establishment fee and administrative set-up fee charged by KIDS. There are no ongoing account or interest charges.

What is the length of the Payment Plan?

Depending on the overall cost of your treatment, the terms can range from 6 to 24 months. We will discuss this with you when we talk through the options.

What makes me eligible to apply for a Payment Plan?

You are required to answer four criteria assessment questions as part of the application process. If you pass this criteria, you will then be able to set up the payment plan to enable your treatment to commence.

Contact Us today for more information.

* Minimum spend and Credit Criteria are required to allow acceptance to Denti-Care Payment Plan.

KIDS denti care payment options

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zipMoney Information worth knowing

What zipMoney Offers?

  • Zero Paperwork, easy mobile application in-clinic or at home
  • Receive a minimum of 6 months interest free on each invoice
  • Set weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments in your online account
  • To pay the practice, simply sign into your account and authorise the invoice
  • You can cover all future treatments with your zipMoney account as it does not have an expiry date
  • KIDS offers 6 months Interest free payment up to $1500.

Credit Limit          Establishment Fee      Minimum Monthly Fee
$1000                   $0                               $40
$1500                   $25                             $40

  • Interest free Period 6 Months
  • Monthly Account Fee $4.95
  • Interest Rate 19.9% only after interest free period

For more information and full terms and conditions please visit zipMoney

Also check out this brochure

Would you like more information? Contact Us today.

Learn more about zipMoney & MediPlan HERE
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Our dedicated team of health professionals are ready to help you and your children receive the care and treatment that is required.

With many years experienced, we understand that every child is different, and each need their own space to grow and learn. Check out our health care professionals below!

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Dr Hany Aziz

Dr Hany (Bachelor of Dental Medical Science) is passionate about providing outstanding care to children by giving them the best start to life. Dr Hany's expertise has been gained through extensive study and hands-on experience and training from a range of global dental specialists.

Additionally to dentistry, Dr Hany specialises in advanced laser dentistry procedures and is one of very few dentists who provides lip and tongue tie surgery in Queensland. With over eight years experience with laser care, he will ensure you get the care you need every step of your journey.

Dr Hany understands it can be difficult to find a practitioner who provides you with the correct information and tools to make the correct decision for your child and family. Dr Hany has extended his area of special interest to orthodontics. This procedure utilises the latest advancements in teeth straightening techniques and technology for children.

Dr Hany's passion is for excellence in dentistry, patient care and building long-term relationships with his patients, their family and the wider community.

Contact us today to book an appointment with Dr Hany to see how he can help you.

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Dr Ninad

Dr Ninad Bhatt (Bachelor of Dental Medical Science) joined the team at KIDS Mackay with a real passion for Children's Dentistry, and has a constant quest for developing and growing his skills.

To ensure he offers the best possible treatments to the children he cares for, he strives to keep himself abreast with the latest in dental advancements.

Dr Ninad holds a degree from Rajiv Gandhi University, Karnataka, one of the most prestigious universities in India. Having obtained his license to practise in Australia, he has over 6 years of experience practising all aspects of general dentistry.

Dr Ninad believes in practising quality dentistry, increasing the longevity of the teeth by providing the best possible and least invasive treatment in favour of his child patients to ensure they get the best quality and care they deserve.

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Dr Ciara Ross - General Practitioner

KIDS has the pleasure of Dr Ciara Ross join the team at KIDS to help support our vision of providing a holisitc approach to KIDS care.

Dr Ciara is born and bred in Mackay where she has been a General Practitioner caring for our Community in the Mackay region.

With a passion for children's health and is a Natural Family Planning Medical consultant and was trained through Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraka. 

Dr Ciara also holds the role of GP Academic for James Cook University and delivers teaching to year five practice program.  

With your child's health at the centre of our treatment at KIDS, Contact Us to make a booking (limited weekly longer appointment times available) at KIDS today.

Dr Ciara Ross

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Meet Dexter, Our Therapy Dog

We are so excited for your children to meet our therapy dog Dexter who helps take care of our anxious and nervous patients before and after their visit.

Dexter is a Cavoodle, a combination of the King Charles Cavalier and Miniature Poodle breeds. Dexter is very smart but quite laid back and always loves a cuddle!

We understand coming to KIDS can be quite daunting, but with the help of Dexter, we hope to make your appointment even more enjoyable!

Studies have shown what a positive impact animals have on children with reducing stress and we hope to continue this with our families at KIDS.

Drop in and say "Hi" to Dexter and give him a cuddle!

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KIDS has specially created a range of services that suit the needs of you and your family in a kid-friendly centre that your KIDS are sure to love!

Our Services have been created with care by the DentalCareXtra team in an environment that is designed to be totally kid-friendly from a team of skilled professionals.

The core services currently include:

- Lip and Tongue Tie Release where care by Dr Hany and our Lactation Consultant Ruth delivers you the choices and care you are looking for.

- Myobrace Straight Teeth the natural way that addresses a range of oral issues related to teeth formation, snoring, mouth-breathing and clenching.

- KIDS Care Dentistry for KIDS who need some extra special care.

We will be adding additional services that work in cooperation with Nutritionist, Chiropractor, Physiotherapy, and Speech Pathology.

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What is Lip and Tongue Tie?

Are you having troubles with feeding your newborn? We are here to help you and your infant get the best possible bond together! Our team at KIDS help newborns through to children with lip and tongue ties. We want to give your child a healthy start to life, just like you do.

The following are some symptoms you and your baby may experience:

• Poor latch/inability to latch, sliding off the nipple

• Fatigue during feeds, clicking during a feed, poor weight gain

• Nipple pain or damage, incomplete breast drainage, mastitis

• Digestive issues (increased gassiness and reflux due to extra air being swallowed)

• Problems with bottle feeding, spilling milk and unable to seal mouth around teat

If you answered 'yes', that may mean your infant has a restricted frenum, commonly known as a lip and tongue tie. Don't worry, it's nothing unusual! In fact, it occurs in approximately 5% of newborns.

Visit Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA) to find out more about breastfeeding issues related to lip and tongue ties.

Even though having your child diagnosed as a newborn gives them the best start as they will adjust quicker, it can be diagnosed in a child of any age. In some cases, children can learn to function with the tie. In other cases, corrective action is required. Getting a professional to review your child will help provide you with answers regarding if your child is indeed in need for a tie correction.

How is it done? Well, we have great news, as the procedure is done in-office and doesn't require any sedation during early infancy. This means, that it may be less traumatic and non-memorable for your child. We want to give your baby the best start in life and that is why at KIDS we take total care of you and your baby.

We love to see infants and families in our practice, and we will do our very best to fit you in as quickly as possible.

Because we care about you and your baby so much, we would never let you be treated by any person you don't know a thing about. Let us introduce you to Dr Hany, an experienced professional who will do his best to improve the quality of your life and baby's health.

Dr Hany is the only LASER user who has extensive experience and licensed to perform this procedure in the Mackay, Isaac, Rockhampton and Central Highlands region and surroundings. Dr Hany has been treating tongue-tie and lip-tie in adults, children and infants using laser surgery for over 9 years. Using LASER allows Dr Hany to perform frenectomies on infants from few hours old up to 24 months old without the need for hospitalisation. 

Dr Hany is one of very few providers of LASER surgery in Australia who performs frenectomy surgery on infants. Due to the unique skill, there has been a huge increase in demand from Lactation Consultants, Speech Therapists and Chiropractors for such a service.

Of course, it's totally up to you if you choose to work with Dr Hany. In our procedures, we have a caring team of experienced professionals ready to help you and your baby every step of the way! We believe many hands make light work!

Contact us to book in for a consultation for frenectomy of the lip and/or tongue tie.

 

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A frenectomy is simply the removal of a frenum in the mouth.

A frenum is a muscular attachment between two tissues. There are two frena (the plural form of frenum) in the mouth that can sometimes obstruct normal function and are candidates for frenectomies.

These frena are called the lingual frenum, which connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth, and the maxillary labial frenum, which connects the inside of the upper lip to the gums just above the upper two front teeth.  

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Above you can see a diagram of the mouth and the major frena that are present. Recommended for babies born with a short, long, or tight frenulum which may cause difficulty breastfeeding, and patients who have speech difficulties as a result of the frenulum being too tight.

To improve your baby's lip and/or tongue mobility as well as functionality, we at KIDS perform this procedure using laser.

KIDS uses Soft Tissue Laser to treat lip and tongue ties. This is our preferred approach to treating lip and tongue ties.

A Soft Tissue Laser has the benefit of:

• Less invasive therapy, no cutting or sutures

• Virtually painless and less swelling

• Lasers remove infection and bacteria like no other method can

• Faster healing due to laser bio-stimulation of the cells

• Faster recovery than conventional method

As we use Soft Tissue Laser (which allows for releasing tongue ties and lip ties in babies with minimal bleeding) stitches are not required, therefore a general anaesthetic for your baby is not needed. A small amount of local anaesthetic may be used.

When a laser is used to release a tongue tie, it allows for a more considered approach to tongue tie release, not just a quick snip of a scissors and a hope the job is done! This is because of the preciseness of the laser that is designed to focus on the area of treatment. A laser allows your baby's lip and tongue ties to be released at the same time.

Visit us at KIDS, where our caring and experienced staff will assess your baby if he or she is having problems latching during breastfeeding.

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Related to tongue tie (and its posterior hidden variant) which may cause problems with breastfeeding, upper lip tie is when the upper lip is tethered to the upper gum.

In older children and adolescents, an upper lip tie can be associated with a gap between the front teeth.

Though most infants have some degree of upper lip tie, when it becomes large and tight enough, it may prevent the upper lip from flaring out or curling up which is essential for breastfeeding in order to create an adequate seal with the breast. Also some infants with upper lip tie will exhibit an upper lip crease with the skin turning pale in an attempt to flare up during breastfeeding.

If the upper lip tie is tight enough, an infant may have trouble feeding even from a bottle.

Symptoms include:

• Prolonged breastfeedings

• Difficulty with latching

• Painful nipples (secondary to baby's struggling to achieve an adequate seal against the breast)

• Infant is excessively gassy

A good seal helps the baby draw the nipple deeply into the mouth and assists in the suck in order to swallow the milk produced by the breast. When a good seal is absent, excessive amount of air is introduced in the baby's mouth which is also swallowed along with the milk causing a too-gassy baby. Furthermore, lack of a good seal makes it more difficult for the baby to maintain the nipple's position in the mouth making for a prolonged and uncomfortable feeding.

An example of upper lip tie in a baby:

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Tongue tie (otherwise known as ankyloglossia) is when the tip of the tongue is anchored to the floor of the mouth (lingual frenulum). Tongue tie may extend all the way to the tip or it may extend partially to the tip, resulting in a partial tongue tie.

Symptoms include:

• Trouble with breastfeeding and even bottle feeding

• Swallowing problems along with mouth-breathing

• In toddlers, speech difficulties with sounds requiring a mobile tongue tip (sibilants and lingual sounds)

• In teenagers and adults, continued speech difficulties, eating or even unable to kiss properly!

But when it comes to newborns, tongue tie can lead to feeding problems which can be quite distressing to both mother and child.

With tongue tie, the tip of the tongue is unable to help the infant draw the nipple into the mouth. It also prevents the tongue from being normally positioned between the nipple and lower gumline, leading the infant to 'chew' on the nipple.

An example of tongue tie in a baby:

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About 5% of children are born with some degree of frenulum restriction, also known as tongue tie or lip tie. What it means in practice, is that they suffer from restrictions of movement. It impedes the movement of the tongue or lips to various degrees.

"Okay, but what does it actually mean for my baby?"...

That means that your baby might have problems with suckling efficiently at the breast or bottle, and causing compensating ways of swallowing. This may lead to nipple pain and trauma, poor breast drainage therefore leading to decrease in milk supply over time. 

When it comes to bottle feeding, tongue/lip ties cause incorrect function habit and increase intake of air, and often spilling and drooling milk. This will affect the formation of jaw bones and lead to exhaustion of your baby. Your baby has to work at least twice as hard to get the right amount of milk!

When breastfeeding success is not achieved and breast milk substitutes are used, optimum infant outcomes are reduced. This may lead to both short and long term effects such as:

  • Reduced immunity to disease if mother's milk is not used
  • Increased risk of juvenile type diabetes, allergies and gastrointestinal problems
  • Increased risk of spinal development abnormalities / increased risk of dental decay
  • Increase risk of developing speech problems / increased risk of developing breathing problems
  • Increased risk of poor oral hygiene / developing incorrect swallowing pattern
  • Orthodontic problems and facial development abnormalities
  • Poor weight gain
  • ‘V’ shaped notch at the tip of the tongue
  • Inability to stick out the tongue past the upper gums
  • Inability to touch roof of mouth
  • Difficulty moving tongue side to side
  • Significant spacing or gap between upper or lower front teeth

So, get in touch with KIDS and our experienced and caring team will assist you with any questions and concerns you may have, and help you to navigate your way through the lip and tongue tie procedure.

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How do we Treat Lip and Tongue Ties

Although there are other ways of treating lip and tongue ties, at KIDS we prefer using Soft Tissue Laser to provide the best results for our patients.

Let's have a look at benefits:

• Less invasive therapy, no cutting or sutures

• Virtually painless and less swelling

• Lasers remove infection and bacteria like no other method can

• Faster healing due to laser bio-stimulation of your cells

• Faster recovery than conventional method

Now, let us tell you something about traditional methods.

Where a tongue tie is being released with a snip of scissors, the tissue here is very thin and there is a greater chance that it will bleed significantly.

What about lip ties then? Those are thick and fleshy, which means when they are cut they not only bleed, but also require stitches (suturing). Furthermore, this requires your baby to stay still, which is practically impossible with babies or small children. We understand how hard this can be! That is why this procedure can only be done with a general anaesthetic.

At KIDS, we chose soft tissue laser which allows for a more considered approach, because of the preciseness of the laser. It is designed to focus on the area of treatment and allows your baby's lip and tongue ties to be released at the same time.

If you want to treat your baby's lip and tongue ties with laser, come and visit us at KIDS. We are the only practitioners in Central Queensland that have invested in this advanced technology and training to give you and your family the optimal care and results.

Contact us today!

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Our Multi Disciplined Approach

Here at KIDS, we know how difficult it can be to find the cause of a problem.

After multiple visits and still no diagnoses, it can be very stressful. Therefore KIDS has been created with a multi disciplined approach by being able to provide a range of health care at a single location.

With having experienced health care professionals, we are able to provide you and your child with the care they deserve to find the cause of the problem, not just mask the symptoms.

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Dr Hany is passionate about providing infants, children and their families with cutting edge laser technology to ensure that lip and tongue tie procedures are completed with the upmost care.

With over 9 years experience using laser, Dr Hany is continually training and improving his knowledge and expertise on lip and tongue tie to make sure that children within the Central Queensland area have access to the procedure.

Dr Hany has undertaken training in New Zealand under Dr Hisham from Laser Life Care Institute and ongoing training both here in Australia and overseas. 

With support from a range of Allied Health providers, Dr Hany's clinical skills are used to compliment those of Chiropractor, Physiotherapist, Bowen Therapist, Lactation Consultant, Speech Physiologist, Dietitian, Podiatrist and Nutritionist.

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Contact Us today to book an appointment with Dr Hany to see how he can help you.

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Although there are other ways of treating lip and tongue ties, at KIDS we prefer using Hard & Soft Tissue Laser to provide the best results for our patients.

Let's have a look at benefits:

• Less invasive therapy, no cutting or sutures

• Virtually painless and less swelling

• Lasers remove infection and bacteria like no other method can

• Faster healing due to laser bio-stimulation of your cells

• Faster recovery than conventional method

Now let us tell you something about traditional methods. Where a tongue tie is being released with a snip of scissors, the tissue here is very thin and there is a greater chance that it will bleed significantly. What about lip ties then? Those are thick and fleshy, which means when they are cut they not only bleed, but also require stitches (suturing). Furthermore, this requires your baby to stay still, which is practically impossible with babies or small children. We understand how hard this can be! That is why this procedure can only be done with a general anaesthetic.

Laser sounds way better now, right?

Hard & Soft Tissue Laser allows for releasing tongue ties and lip ties without bleeding. This means that stitches are not required, therefore a general anaesthetic for your baby is not needed. All we need is baby to be held still for a while and using a small amount of local anaesthetic in the lip. And guess what? It's totally painless!

Using laser allows for a more considered approach, because of the preciseness of the laser. It is designed to focus on the area of treatment and allows your baby's lip and tongue ties to be released at the same time.

If you want to treat your baby's lip and tongue ties with laser, sign up to KIDS. We are the only practitioners in Central Queensland that have invested in this advanced technology and training to give you and your family the optimal care and results.

KIDS Fotona Lightwalker Laser

Our laser used at KIDS is the most advanced laser of its type in Central Queensland - The Fotona LightWalker Hard & Soft Tissue Dental Laser.

For our patients who are into the technical aspects of our Hard & Soft Tissue Laser......here you go!

In LightWalker, both “gold standard” laser wavelengths are produced by solid crystal lasers that can significantly outperform diode lasers in terms of peak power and the range of pulse durations.

The LightWalker provides fast, efficient cutting with unmatched patient comfort. With the advent of QSP technology and higher output power (several kW), the LightWalker ATS has established a new standard for ablation/cutting speed. This new accelerated cutting speed provides the speed and precision, while simultaneously increasing patient comfort.

LightWalker provides precise tissue surgery with simultaneous disinfection. The homogeneous absorption of the Nd:YAG laser in soft tissue results in controlled tissue vaporization with simultaneous coagulation for superior healing and disinfection.

Contact us today to make an appointment for an assessment.

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Role of Lactation Consultant

A Lactation Consultant plays a critical role in the entire process of identification, care and re-education of mother and child before, during and after the lip and tongue tie procedure. She will identify problems and work with you to achieve your goals, mapping out an individual care plan for you and your baby.

When an infant has had a restriction, it is important to retrain both mother and baby on how to best achieve normal feeding. We work with the Lactation Consultant to ensure your child gets the optimal long term outcome for lifelong health benefits.

The Lactation Consultant can help you with:

- Positioning and attachment difficulties

- Slow weight gain

- Compromised (low) milk supply

- Breast and nipple care due to damage

- Discomfort or pain while nursing

- Blocked ducts / thrush / mastitis

- Sleep deprivation due to frequency of feeding

- Anxiety, stress and fatigue

- Breast and/or bottle refusal

We work alongside an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, Midwife and Registered Nurse - Ruth Carson. This way we give you and your child/infant the best outcome. The Lactation Consultant provides a skilled and knowledgeable assessment, then assistance and support for you and your baby.

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For more information about our Allied Health support team, contact us today.

For breastfeeding support, visit Australian Breastfeeding Association or call the help line on 1800 686 268 to speak to a trained Breastfeeding Counsellor or the Australian Raising Children Site

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We highly recommend that patients receive chiropractic therapy in the 24 hours prior to treatment as well as another one 48 hours after treatment. Let us explain why:

The treatment undertaken by an experienced and qualified Chiropractor increases the flexibility and suppleness of the muscles in the mouth, neck and head. This then has a positive impact on the outcome of the treatment. Chiropractic also plays an important role in establishing new muscle habits along with new neural pathways.   

Why do we recommend Chiropractic or Cranio-sacral therapy Pre and Post Frenectomy?

The human body is an amazing, intelligent and complex jigsaw puzzle. Everything within it is intrinsically linked and works to allow optimal functioning. In case of any functional restriction or inhibition, it innately compensates elsewhere to allow that function to continue.

In the case of a tongue/lip tie, there is an over-activation of the surrounding musculature. That places unbalanced stress on the developing cranial and skeletal structures. Because the frenulum is a midline structure of the body, as are the spine and nervous system, quite often when restriction occurs in the mouth, it is also noted in the spine. For this reason, having a Chiropractor or other specialised Cranio-sacral therapist helps to release these areas of restriction, enhances the outcome of the frenectomy procedure, and allows the body to heal more efficiently.

To ensure that the body functions at its best to optimally integrate the procedure, therapy performed before the procedure is needed. Chiropractors adjust the spine and cranial system so that any areas of potential interference to the nervous system are removed. This allows the brain to better control optimal healing of the body. It also allows the body to accurately relay messages back to the brain. Surgeons often underline that it is much easier for them to access the tissues in the area of treatment, especially when it comes to the floor and roof of the mouth, because the muscles and soft tissue have been released and are more relaxed. The child feels more comfortable as well, so usually is way more relaxed during the procedure.

What does a Chiropractic adjustment entail?

First of all, the pressure used to adjust a child or baby is incredibly gentle and much like a soft massage. Particular attention is usually paid to releasing areas of tension at the top of the body, near the base of the skull, or at the base of the spine or tailbone. These are the areas that the spinal cord attaches. At the same time these are the areas of greatest restriction within a tongue tied child.

Furthermore, specific attention will be paid to releasing tension from the cranial structures (the skull), which also includes parts of the mouth. It's very gentle and doesn't cause any discomfort at all. The therapist will gently release these areas of tension with the amount of pressure known as "eye-ball" pressure – just enough pressure to help release the area of restriction. No less, no more than needed.

What about post-procedure therapy?

It aims to release the soft tissue restrictions that have compensated for the lack of tongue/lip movement. You will be given detailed cranio-sacral exercises, demonstrated in an easy way so that carers of the child can continue to do them later.

As practitioners, it is integral that we work closely together to achieve best results. To ensure the best outcomes it is worth to combine both body and the procedure together. The procedure is going to be better accepted by the patient and healing will be enhanced post revision.

Clinical observation has shown us that patients who have utilised both Chiropractic or Cranio-sacral care either side of frenectomy treatment have significantly less chance of needing further revision done.

There are also options for Bowen Therapy and Remedial Massage that will also assist pre and post lip and tongue tie treatment.

For more information about our Allied Health support team, contact us today.

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What are the Treament Steps

Care of you and your family is of primary concern with everything we do at KIDS.

Ensuring that you have all the informaiton you need along the way is critial to ensure that you are making the decisions that are right for you.

We designed KIDS to give you and the best care through having people that look after you really care about the treatment you get.  With the lastest in laser technology, trained team to ensure you get the best outcomes both in the short and long term.

Check out our care steps below to get an overview of how we are going to care for you.

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The Team at KIDS are focused on making your experience as positive and caring as possible.

We want to ensure that you are getting the information, care and outcomes that give you and your child the best result that meet your needs.

We have especially created our Nuture Room to provide you with a relaxing and nurturing environment for you and your family. Having your own personal room to care for and feed your baby is paramount to giving to nurture.

In our Nuture Room you can:

• Watch our information videos.  These include:

  - Welcome to KIDS Lip & Tongue Tie Care at KIDS 

  - Understanding Tongue & Lip Tie - Dr Hany @ KIDS

  - Benefits of Laser Treatment 
 

• Ensure that you have completed the medical forms that you have been provided. 

• Consult with a Paediatric Chiropractor

• Talk to Lactation Consultant

• Undertake all the research and investigation to meet your information and decision needs

• Minimal feed before the treatment to ensure that post procedure feeding is strong

• Have a support person for the visit


Booking Fee and Cancellations.

At time of booking, we will take a booking fee of $130 to secure the appointment time.  This booking fee will be  credited toward the fee at the end of the treatment. This is not an additional fee.

The booking fee will be collected via your credit card at the time you are making the appointment.

For information regarding Cancellations and Re-booking visit our Terms and Conditions Page.

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You will be welcomed by our specially trained team whose focus is to make your visit as relaxed and caring as possible. Dr Hany will meet with you along with our Lactation Consultant to help guide you through the procedure and answer any questions you have.

This consultation will talk about Lip and Tongue Ties, the procedure and the expected outcomes. Our goal is to ensure that we meet you and your child's needs to give you the treatment that meets your expectations.

During the treatment you will be supported by Dr Hany and our specially trained team.

Your child will be swaddled to keep them safe while we hold them during the procedure. Everybody will wear special laser glasses (including your child) to minimise the effect of the laser on eyes.

During the procedure your child will be secured while the precise laser cuts and cauterises the affected area. We will use a tongue depressor to help position the laser.

When the procedure is complete we will bring your child to you to start feeding to ensure the healing process and learning new movement that is now possible as the tie has been released.

We encourage you to take your time with feeding and with the assistance of our Lactation Consultant, you can do what is natural to you - the beauty of naturally feeding.

Requirements to bring along to the appointment:

• required paperwork

• change clothes and your personal requirements

• any additional feeding material or supplies

For an overview of your treatment at KIDS for Lip and Tongue Tie, view Dr Hany's video Welcome to KIDS Lip & Tongue Tie Care at KIDS

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Even though you have left KIDS after the procedure, we are always available for support and care. If you have any questions, need more information, have concerns or questions, you are welcome to call us any time.

We will be able to answer your questions about any issue you are experiencing, to ensure you are happy.

We will also provide you with an aftercare Video which will show the stretches and exercises that we would like you to undertake with your baby to ensure optimal movement of the area that has been restricted.

We will follow up with a review six to eight weeks after your first visit. This is an opportunity for us to review the progress of your child and answer any questions you may have following the treatment. If there are any issues or follow up treatment is required, we can discuss this with you during this review.

Dr Hany and the team's focus is you and your family. We have created KIDS to deliver the best quality of care in a nurturing and natural way for a healthy life.

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What are the benefits of Treatment?

There are a number of benefits of treatment that will have a positive impact for you and your family.

Initially it will be the ability to undertake the primary function of feeding or improved speech function.

However the long term benefits of release of Lip and Tongue tie cover a range of jaw and facial formation that impact on breathing, mouth, jaw are outlined below.

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Immediately after the procedure, infants are encouraged to be breastfed.

Treatment can help infants gain weight more steadily, and drink more comfortably as well.

However, it is recommended that you also see a lactation consultant.

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Without treatment tongue-tie can cause the tongue to stay lower in the mouth than normal, causing the lower jaw to become more 'V' shaped than 'u' shaped.

This can cause the obvious aesthetic physical change, as well as causing swallowing to become more difficult, teeth to be more crowded, and therefore more likely to be crooked, and also for the upper and lower jaw to become uneven.

In persistent cases of tongue tie, the child may have certain speech problems.  

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In infants, tongue-tie can cause 'greedy' eating, where the infant swallows milk excessively fast.

This can, however be an attempt by the infant to be able to breathe more rapidly.  In slightly older cases, the lower-held tongue makes swallowing harder and mouth breathing more likely, with the latter being bad for the tonsils and lungs.

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Low tongue posture is a very common result of being tongue-tied.

This, however, has a range of negative impacts. It can cause the jaw to become more angular, and can also cause mouth-breathing and the jaw to become more cramped.

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Tongue-tie can cause many speech related problems as an infant grows older, as the limited movement of the tongue can limit pronunciation.

If the tongue can't reach the roof of the mouth, letters such as 'l' and 'd' cannot be properly pronounced, and if the tongue cannot arch on the bottom of the mouth letters like 'r' cannot be pronounced. Tongue-tie treatment easily nullifies these issues.

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Tongue-tie can also lead to long-term issues such as snoring, noisy sleep and sleep apnoea.

This can cause disrupted sleep for the infant or child with tongue-tie and, in the case of older persons, can also cause disruptive sleep to that of the partner.

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The internet can be confusing with all sorts of opinions and when you are searching medical questions it can become very daunting. We want you to feel confident in what you read, therefore we have provided you with links and resources to help you research. If you have any concerns or questions we are very happy to discuss with you.

Check out our Advice Page for a range of resources and links we think will help you.

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For more information, visit the Australia Breast Feeding Association at  https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/

Also visit Raising Children website

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Snipping Vs Laser

As a parent, you have many difficult decisions to make for your child's welfare. That is why we want to make the decision between snipping and laser easy for you. Since we are talking about a baby, who is the most important in your whole world, it is crucial to make an informed choice and meet your little one's needs. That is why you should understand the differences between the procedures.

We encourage you to explore all the options where the Surgeons offer scissor snipping. You should also check if the Practitioner is well versed and if he offers you complete pre, during and aftercare. Making an informed decision is very important, as the understanding of the wider Medical and even Dental Profession is still evolving. One is for sure - the assumption that all tools provide the same results is not correct. A choice of tool should be determined by the age of the child, need of general anaesthetic, the cost of the tool or what post-surgery sutures are required.

The two main approaches are to cut with scissors/scalpel or to ablate with a laser. And it's likely that you will have to make a choice between those two.

Laser

Ablation (to remove or take away) by Laser is a process of vaporizing the tissue by heating it so that the water evaporates and remainder undergoes combustion in seconds. One of the best things about this approach is that the heating effect stops bleeding. By controlling the laser, we can minimise or even eliminate bleeding AND remove the tissue completely at the same time. No stitches, and no time waste, as a clear majority of the procedures can be done in a few minutes. Using a laser reduces the risk of infection, and may also have an analgesic effector boost wound healing, reducing pain.

Snipping

Snipping is usually undertaken with surgical scissors instead of laser. There are no cauterising or coagulating effects, and the area under the tongue is very vascular. To prevent bleeding, stitches or electro surgery are used.

Thus, it might be impossible to fully release the tie underneath the membrane lining the mouth. When it comes to older children, it is more likely that stitches will be required. This is generally done under general anaesthetic.

When you compare Lasers with scissors, lasers do not crush or damage the tissues. Area around the laser wound will show less inflammation. At the same time, laser reduces the risk of re-attachment.

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Craniofacial therapy is when a chiropractor or osteopathic practitioner is enlisted to ease the side-effects of a tongue-tie. These side-effects may include a baby’s tightness in the neck or jaw caused from a baby straining to feed because of a tongue-tie. By gentle massage-like manipulation of the baby’s body, by a skilled craniofacial therapy specialist, these tight muscles soon release and allow for easier movement of the head.

In some cases a craniofacial therapy approach may be needed before the tongue-tie surgery (otherwise known as a frenectomy) can be carried out. This is because the baby’s jaw may be so tight that it causes a restriction of the mouth which will not allow easy access to the frenulum (the troublesome piece of skin causing the tie). With a couple of sessions of craniofacial therapy these muscles, and those causing the soft pallet to tighten, actually release and the baby is then able to open their mouth wide enough to allow access for the surgery. Having this treatment prior to a frenectomy also improves chances of a successful procedure. We provide outstanding comfort to both you and your baby before, during and after the procedure. Below is our room purposely designed for mothers and their babies.

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If your baby has been living with a tongue-tie and not feeding well, they may have developed some habits which have caused ineffectual feeding. This can, at times be painful for mum if the baby is breastfed. We have heard reports that with a successful frenectomy, followed by craniofacial therapy, a baby is able to correct the poor feeding habits which allows for a much more relaxed and effective feeding routine. Oftentimes this therapy may only be needed to release the tight muscles in the neck – which were caused from the tongue-tie. This then allows your baby to turn their head in order to gain better access to the breast. It is normal to have many questions and concerns, that is why at KIDS we have our own in house Lactation Consultant

Craniofacial Therapy is a gentle form of stretching, and manipulation of the cranial muscles. The practitioner may also be required to provide gentle manipulation of the spine. It is recommended that only someone with specialist knowledge and practice conduct this form of therapy on infants.

For more information or to speak to one our friendly team members, book an appointment today!

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Though the operation takes mere minutes and may be unmemorable for your baby; the after care is very important to be able to provide the body with the best chance of healing.

Post operatively the body will want to sew the wound back together and return the area back to its original form. This is called primary intention and in this case, is not what we want to happen, because the wound could heal in a tighter and more troublesome manner. Therefore, you will be required to stretch and rub the wound area in order to stimulate it to heal differently.  This is called healing by secondary intention.

Healing by secondary intention is designed to encourage healing from the outside in, rather than the usual inside out. Healing by secondary intention will allow the frenectomy sight to heal without the usual tightness which occurs when a wound is healing.

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In order to promote secondary healing in infants our friendly staff at KIDS will encourage you to maintain breastfeeding, as the function of the mouth during the feed will stimulate movement in the operative area. However, breastfeeding alone does not provide enough stimulation for the area. Therefore, parents and caregivers will be required to perform manual stretching and rubbing exercises several times a day until the wound is healed.

We understand that this can be confronting for parents, however we realise this and our friendly team at KIDS will work with you in order to provide the manual stimulation and exercises you will be required to preform in the comfort of your own home. The stimulation is to be done gently, yet firmly and thoroughly, stretch, rub and press on and around the area of the wound. These types of therapies may cause mild discomfort or pain to the infant, which may result in them crying, however we have found that they are instrumental in preventing reattachment. Therefore, we like to remind parents and caregivers that these activities are for the infant’s long-term benefit and that they must be done. As soon as they are completed you can comfort, coddle and feed your baby.

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You may also be given additional exercises from your lactation consultant or body worker. These additional exercises are to be completed together with the recommended stretching exercises. The stretching exercises are to promote healing and minimal reattachment of the wound. The additional exercises are likely to address a different side-effect of the tongue-tie

The video below shows the technique for performing the stretching exercises correctly. You will also be shown how to perform them following the surgery.

For more information please contact our friendly team at KIDS.

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(Pronounced: ankle-oh-gloss-eeah)

Did you know that everyone has fraena?

It is the fold of skin under your tongue. It also serves to join the lip to the adjacent gum. Originally it was thought that a tongue tie was when the frenum came all the way to the tip of the tongue. However after much research and understanding, we now know that it is not just appearance but also movement, function and the overall workings of the tongue.

When a frenum becomes constrained to the normal functions of the mouth and face, it is then restrictive in comparison to a frenum that does not complete the full functions of the mouth and face. The reference of 'restriction' is used by those who are experienced with providing accurate diagnoses and treatments.

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A failure of apoptosis (death of cells during the organism's growth or development) on the majority affects both the lip and tongue. This does not necessarily mean that both will always need treatment.

We will provide a thorough check to decide what treatments are best for your child. In our experience with breastfeeding infants, the lip nearly always contributes to the presenting symptoms.

For older children, assessment is based on clinical signs and symptoms. It's best to get your child assessed before bigger problems arise later on.

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There is currently no way of telling exactly what lifelong implications are to a child if a tongue-tie and/or lip-tie is not rectified. However there have been multiple studies to suggest several potential issues:

• Tongue Posture

• Tongue Thrusts

• Development of the jaw

• Positioning of the teeth

• Mouth Breathing

• Reverse Swallowing

If you are concerned for your child's health bring them into KIDS to have a full and fun assessment. They won't want to leave!

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Before jumping to conclusions, it is best to speak with your lip and tongue tie specialist to receive a full assessment. This will be completed with both a physical and manual examination. We understand kids want to play, that is why we have created fun spaces where they can enjoy themselves while we proceed with the assessment.

We will firstly provide a visual examination to determine if a lip and/or tongue tie exists. Unfortunately, you cannot determine purely from a visual examination, therefore we will also perform a palpation (using our hands to feel in the mouth). We also ask that you consult Chiropractor, Speech Therapist and Lactation Consultant before we proceed.

At KIDS we want your child to be comfortable, so we will work with you and your child to make sure the experience is relaxing and enjoyable.

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Lasers are heavily regulated in Queensland, requiring specialist training, three separate licences – one for acquisition, another for possession and another for laser use.

All locations where lasers are used must undergo certification as suitable for use and users must comply with strict regulatory requirements. This is to make sure that only the trained professionals can offer you laser treatment.

We want you to be safe and that is why we are continually updating our certifications to give the utmost care.

Furthermore, as you can imagine lasers are very expensive to acquire and in many dental practices will be the most valuable piece of equipment in the practice.

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We abide by the rules and guidelines set out by the Australian Dental Association, the application of anaesthetic will depend on the age of the patient and nature of the procedure.

The laser we use has an analgesic effect following application, however this does not usually remove all discomfort and infants may experience some pain during the brief period of surgery. In slightly older children who are not breastfeeding, we apply a strong topical anaesthetic gel to help relieve discomfort and pain.

We have found that for some children the taste of the anaesthetic gel is worse than the procedure.

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There will always be some level of pain, which can be felt in all surgeries however we work together with you and your child to make sure that the procedure is as painless as possible, to make sure that healing can begin.

ADULTS, YOUTH AND MOST CHILDREN

For adults, youth and most children, the procedure is performed under local anaesthetic.

TODDLERS AND SOME CHILDREN

Toddlers may have the application of a strong topical gel anaesthetic. This depends on whether the child is breastfeeding. We will advise you before the procedure with how we will approach the application of the anaesthetic gel. We understand that children are not always interested in sitting still.

INFANTS

For infants, in accordance with guidelines of the Australian Dental Association, infant frenectomies are not carried out with local anaesthetic. The infant procedure is carried out within 3-5 minutes and they are returned to their parents quickly and safely.

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Pain is very subjective and patients report a variety of pain levels following a frenectomy. After a frenectomy there will naturally be some associated discomfort or pain, mainly during eating.

If you are concerned please talk to the caring professionals at KIDS for your peace of mind.

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Each patient is different.  During your consultations we will provide you with the tools and knowledge of what to expect on the day.

We will also give you an estimate of time it will take. This makes sure that we cover each individual case and make sure that you receive the topmost care while being with us at KIDS.

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There are limited restrictions but we advise taking it easy for the couple of days post surgery, and being mindful for at least 4 weeks afterwards. We highly advise against swimming or other medical procedures for 7 days after.

If you are concerned, we are here to help and please, if you do have any apprehensions please ask our friendly and professional staff.

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We advise to receive manual therapy in the 24 hours prior and within 48 hours after treatment. This is regardless of age. If you are concerned please talk to us. We are happy to set you through the process which may seem daunting, especially with an infant.

By having this therapy, the practitioner will be able to increase the suppleness and flexibility of the mouth, jaw, head and neck. This helps with showing the muscles the new habits and establishing new neural pathways. We want you to get the most out of the surgery and that is why we recommend you seek out a certified practitioner to complete this for you.

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Unfortunately the procedure is not currently covered by Medicare. You will need to check with your private health insurance as it may be covered under your extras. The rebate will depend on your insurer and level of cover.

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Sometimes, a health professional may only highlight a lip tie because a tongue tie, especially a posterior tie, can be difficult to identify without undertaking a full oral examination utilising the correct palpation technique.

In other cases, a health professional may hold the belief that a tongue tie is only an issue if it presents on the anterior (front) underside of the tongue.

KIDS will do a thorough examination to assess if your child has tongue tie as well.  

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Please refer to What are the Treatment Steps page 

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This is at the Practitioners discretion based on a number of factors related to patient care and safety.

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What is Myobrace?

Who doesn't want the best for their child?

Some people of the older generation had to suffer with badly formed teeth. Those who could afford it would have the only choice of orthodontics in the form of braces which consisted of steel bands wrapped around individual teeth! Then there was the long wait for treatment to be completed, with accompanied taunts of "metal mouth", "tin teeth" or other unattractive names.

Boy, have times changed! With the new technologies available, people - children in particular - have more options for their misaligned teeth to be treated and are achieving beautiful, healthy smiles.

More importantly, with options like Myobrace, treatment can be quick and easy. Plus, Myobrace can address any health issues caused by misaligned teeth. But the best part is, children become more confident and happy!

This pre-orthodontics system is already being used worldwide by orthodontists and dentists. Unlike braces and retainers which must be used 24/7, Myobrace will only be used for 1 to 2 hours every day and overnight for effective results in correcting crooked teeth. However, this technique does not only focus on aligning the teeth, but also targets the root causes of dental misalignment and underdeveloped jaws.

Myobrace also addresses underlying issues associated with snoring, mouth breathing and clenching.

Say goodbye to overcrowding and crooked teeth! Contact us today.

In the meantime, check out our handy brochure that gives you an overview of Myobrace.

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How Does Myobrace Work?

Let us go more into the Myobrace System: It is proven to be effective in correcting poor teeth alignment and poor oral habits in children. It also corrects the underlying issues that originally caused the misalignment of the teeth.

Factors such as mouth breathing, tongue thrusting and incorrect swallowing all impact the form and function of the teeth. The Myobrace System is designed to address these root cause issues which impact on the look and form of your child's teeth, for long term health of the mouth and body.  

This system was tested and developed over 20 years and the good news is, there's no need to wear braces at all! The Myobrace device provides light pressure on the hard palate which, over time, will allow the palate to reshape. Coupled with the Myobrace activities and correct tongue placement, the teeth align naturally to their designated position. 

Watch the video below which explains how poor oral habits affect the way the teeth and jaws grow. It also explains how correcting these habits can not only align the teeth and jaws, but also allow your child to reach their full genetic potential.

For more information on how Myobrace works, please contact KIDS Mackay.  

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What does Myobrace address?

Myobrace is the new orthodontic approach of having no braces to straighten teeth and jaw.  

Myobrace addresses any health issues caused by misaligned teeth. It also corrects the underlying issues that originally caused the misalignment of teeth. Factors such as mouth breathing, tongue thrusting and incorrect swallowing impact the form and function of the teeth.

See if it could help your child by booking an appointment online!

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Did you know...

• 3 out of 4 children have crowded teeth and incorrectly developing jaws. These problems can be seen from a very early age.

• Crowded teeth, incorrect jaw development and related orthodontic problems are NOT caused by big teeth in a small jaw or hereditary factors.

• Incorrect Myofunctional Habits made up of Mouth Breathing, reverse swallowing, thumb sucking and tongue thrusting all contribute to a range of related issues.

• Incorrect jaw development is generally caused by allergies, asthma and open mouth breathing.

Getting braces with or without extraction does not address the underlying causes of crooked teeth. This is why once braces are removed, the teeth usually move and start to crowd up and misalign again. It is therefore important to understand that treatment with braces just by themselves will usually require the installation of retainers for the rest of the patient's life to prevent the teeth from moving.

Soft Tissue Dysfunction

We understand that some of this information can be overwhelming. That is why we want to help parents understand what the causes of crooked teeth are. In children, a normal upper jaw is formed when the tongue rests in the area between the upper teeth (the palate).

When the tongue is in this position, it counteracts the pressure of the cheeks. If the tongue is not maintained in the correct position, the teeth move inward and create crooked teeth and a narrow jaw.

If the lips and tongue are not functioning correctly, the crowded teeth and jaws will then create a misaligned jaw and crooked teeth. If the jaw shape and function are not correct, there is insufficient room for teeth in the mouth.

Some or all of these things can create other problems like anxiety, rob kids of confidence, and generally make them feel unhappy.

Correcting the problems

Myobrace appliances, and training approaches, have been created to correct poor Myofunctional Habits in children by re-training the oral muscles. Here at KIDS we have the treatment to determine and address the underlying issue. This will have the benefit of correcting the form and function of the teeth which may also result in straight teeth without the need for braces and retainers. By re-training with Myobrace it is possible to improve the function, form and posture of the mouth for a lifetime of benefits.

Of course treatment with Myobrace is non-invasive and will promote happiness and confidence in your child.

Get the right knowledge and advice from the start with your Certified Myobrace Provider here at KIDS.

Contact us to make an appointment for assessment.

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Reverse swallowing, also known as a tongue thrust, is a Myofunctional Habit where the tongue protrudes through the anterior incisors during swallowing, speech and when the tongue is at rest. 

The motion of this action reduces the space for the front and back teeth - including the wisdom teeth. If allowed to continue, this action can cause reduction in growth potential of the jaw and face during your child's growing years. 

Correction of this Myofunctional Habit, using the Myobrace System, will allow the teeth, jaws and face to reach full genetic potential by encouraging the teeth to move into their correct position naturally.

For more information please contact our office. 

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Mouth breathing is unhealthy as it puts you at higher risk of:

  • Colds
  • Tonsillitis
  • Coughs
  • Chest infections

This is because mouth breathing bypasses your body's main air filtration system - the nose! The nose acts as an 'air-conditioner' that filters and humidifies the air we breathe.

When you breathe through your mouth you drag large volumes of cold, unfiltered air containing viral and bacterial matter directly into the sensitive lung passages. This increases your chance of developing colds, coughs and / or chest infections.

Ever notice how the back of your throat feels a little sore when you're recovering your breath after a run? That's because, by reflex, we breathe through our mouths when running to try to regain our breath. This subjects the tonsils to heavy air filtration duties which they are not designed to undertake. In most cases the tonsils will become swollen and inflamed as a result – which is not a comfortable result!

John Flutter Dental offer "Breathing Retraining Programs" for children and adults. At KIDS Mackay we can also undertake an assessment of the causes of your child's mouth breathing. Through use of the Myobrace device and exercises we will be able to correct the cause of your child's mouth breathing. 

You can book an appointment online to find out more. 

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In recent decades the medical and dental professions have become more aware of Sleep Disorder Breathing (SDB) acting as a major contributor to a range of health problems.

In addition to having a negative impact on mood, energy levels, ability to regulate stress, behavioural problems and emotional well-being, severe sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea, have been associated with the causes of life shortening events such as heart disease or stroke.

SDB characteristically occurs when the flow of air through the nose or mouth is obstructed during sleep. While this airflow obstruction is typically caused by relaxation and poor muscle tone around the throat and jaws, there are many other underlying causes of SDB.

The most common of these are chronic mouth breathing, poor diet, obesity and poor development of the jaws. Additionally, orthodontics with extractions can exacerbate breathing issues.

Normal nose breathing vs mouth breathing:

Mouth breathing is abnormal and is one of the causes of Sleep Disorder Breathing (SDB) problems. If a child breathes through their mouth the jaws will not develop forwards correctly.

Adults who have SDB will usually have underdeveloped jaws, which cause the tongue and lower jaw to restrict the airway. Therefore, it is important to re-learn to breathe correctly, through the nose, at all times so the lower jaw and tongue are held forward and the airway is kept open.

How Myobrace can help

At KIDS Mackay, we can carryout an assessment of your child's breathing issues and, in consultation with your GP or sleep practitioner, we can correct your child's snoring. By using the Myobrace System we able to correct your child's mouth breathing or jaw development issue. By using the Myobrace activities your child will retrain their tongue and jaw muscles so as to promote a more natural breathing practice. In doing so your child will avoid a lifetime of snoring and disturbed sleep. 

Book an appointment today to find out more. 

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Bruxism is the Myofunctional habit of clenching or grinding your teeth and it is most common at night.

The term clenching means tightly clamping your top and bottom teeth together, especially the back teeth. The stressful force of clenching causes pressure on the muscles, tissues and other structures around your jaw. This can lead to jaw joint disorders, jaw pain and soreness, headaches, earaches, damaged teeth and other problems. These symptoms are often collectively referred to as Temperomandibular Joint Dysfuntion or "TMJ" disorder.  

Many people who clench also grind their teeth. Grinding is when you slide your teeth over each other, generally in a sideways, back-and-forth movement. This action may wear down your teeth and be noisy enough at night to bother sleeping partners. Like clenching, grinding can lead to jaw pain and other problems.

Bruxism can be caused generally by:

  • Chronic pain (e.g. could be painful nerve in the foot, compressed inflamed disc in the spine, or a painful osteoarthritic hip)
  • Struggling to breathe through a compromised airway (sleep apnoea ie cessation of breathing for 10 seconds)
  • Life's anxieties (stressful personal problems, discomfort with living space, etc)
  • Or even multiples of the above!

Presentation to a dentist or a doctor will be with headaches, facial pain, limited opening of the jaws, jaw noises (popping and clicking), Bruxism (grinding and clenching), worn teeth, broken teeth, night breathing disrupted by a sleep disorder, such as sleep apnoea, snoring etc.

It is important to understand that the head and the face are the monitors of the health of the body. The chewing muscles are in balance with the muscles in front of the neck and the muscles in the back of the neck. These muscles have a particular amount of activity and tone which is based on the stimulation it gets from the brain and the spinal cord (Central Nervous System). People clench, grind or both because of increased stimulation from the brain or spinal cord (Central Nervous System) which directly results from various amounts of pain, breathing dysfunction or anxiety leading to breakdown of the toughest joint in the body.

Migraine, cluster headaches, hypnic headache, morning (tension) headache in both adults and children are related to sleep apnoea and disturbed sleep. Headaches have been found in 65% of patients with nocturnal bruxism (night time grinding).

People who grind their teeth use three times more force than a person who doesn't, when chewing.

Bruxism happens as a subconscious activity and therefore unawareness of the activity is common. People grind their teeth more when they are on their backs and they also suffer more sleep apnoea in that position.

The basic outline of treatment is to initially treat the cause of bruxism. The need for treating chronic pain, breathing and sleep disorders and anxiety is necessary to stop a person from bruxing.

Special orthotics/splints that are designed to maximise function and proper breathing, may have to be worn during the day and/or night. The treatment generally lasts for about 3 to 6 months. This is generally called the Phase 1 of treatment. If symptoms return then we need to go to Phase 2 of treatment that involves either orthodontics (braces, invisalign) or prosthodontic (crowns/veneers) rehabilitation.

In general practice, seven out of every ten patients improve dramatically after this treatment. If suffering from sleep disorders then the night orthotics may have to be worn for life to ensure that you continuously get the long, refreshing sleep you deserve.

Why not book an appointment online to see how KIDS Mackay can help your chid eliminte Bruxism.

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Headaches, facial and neck pain, and many other symptoms can be caused by Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorder. These symptoms may only have started recently, or could potentially have caused discomfort for many years.

The symptoms of TMJ disorder can differ from patient to patient, making diagnosis troublesome.

WHAT IS TMJ DISORDER?

Many people suffer from TMJ Disorder for years without correct diagnosis. The disorder is often not well understood by Doctors, Dentists and other health professionals.

The Temporomandibular Joints (TMJs) are the jaw joints connecting the lower jaw (mandible) to the head at the temple region. Each time you chew, talk and swallow the TM joints move and function. They are the most frequently used joints in the body.

You can locate your TM joints by pressing your fingertips immediately in front of your ear on each side of the area just in front of the ear canal. If you have TMJ disorder this may be painful and some clicking in the joint is often present.

TMJ Disorder has a wide variety of symptoms which affect the head, ears, eyes and neck.

COULD YOU BE SUFFERING FROM TMJ DISORDER?

Pain and discomfort in the head, jaw and neck are very common symptoms of TMJ Disorder. These symptoms may be resolved with very simple solutions, but often treatment can seem very complex and frustrating for both patient and Doctor. Understanding that the 'bite' could be the problem can be a foreign concept to many people. This field of craniomandibular dentistry has however been around for nearly a century.

Myobrace can help rid you of your TMJ Disorder. By the wearing the Myobrace appliance and engaging with the Myobrace activities, your jaw can be strengthened and reshaped so as to make chewing, swallowing and even talking more comfortable and natural.

For more information about TMJ Disorder or see how KIDS Mackay can help you with your TMJ Disorder please contact our office. 

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Who is Myobrace Suitable for?

Myobrace is highly recommended for children from 4 years of age, as this is the perfect time where they are still growing and where corrections can still be done. Our specialised children's dentistry team at KIDS is ready to help your child get the smile they deserve.

Why not book an appointment today?

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Three out of every four children have crowded teeth and incorrectly developing jaws. These problems are evident from as early as four years of age.

The optimal treatment age using the Myobrace System is from six to ten years of age, when the child is still developing. Treatment works best when combined with arch development and Myolay if necessary.

Modern research has shown that mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking (all of which are known as incorrect myofunctional habits) are the real causes of incorrect jaw development, crowded teeth and other orthodontic problems. Furthermore, treatment and correction of these these poor myofunctional habits is highly important because if left untreated they can cause a range of other large-scale health problems, such as sleep apnoea. 

In the past Dentists or Orthodontists do not recommend any treatment before the age of 13; rather advising patients and parents to wait until all permanent teeth are present, and to then treat with braces and extractions. But braces and extractions do not address the real causes of crooked teeth and quite often once they are removed, the teeth crowd up again.

Myobrace for Kids™ corrects the true causes of crooked teeth as soon as the problems are evident, while the child's biological adaptability is greatest in their younger years. Improving these myofunctional habits at an early age allows for the child to have good dental alignment and improved jaw growth. 

If you are concerned that your child is suffering from one of the above myofunctional habits then book an appointment so we can show you how Myobrace can improve your child's health. 

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Once the permanent teeth are present in the teenage years, the Myobrace System becomes less effective than if treatment was started during childhood. Because the longer you've had poor myofunctional habits, the more difficult they are to correct. Treatment with the Myobrace System can still work for teenages when combined with arch expansion. The sooner treatment is started the better because the longer the poor myofunctional habits are in place the more likely additional alignment with braces may be required.

The Myobrace for Teens™ is a no-braces alternative to straightening teeth. Treatment involves using a series of removable orthodontic appliances combined with daily exercises to train the oral muscles and produce straighter teeth and a healthier, better looking smile.

The underlying cause of crooked teeth is poor muscle function which is often created by poor myofunctional habits. Mouth breathing, swallowing incorrectly, and overactive facial muscles can all contribute to an unhealthy jaw and teeth. Once these habits are improved, straightening the teeth becomes a much more simple process.

Myobrace treatment is simple. It does not involve wearing braces or using complex and uncomfortable dental appliances 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Wearing a Myobrace appliance for one to two hours each day and while sleeping, combined with a few simple and effective exercises each day, is all it takes to make your teen's smile as healthy as possible. 

To find out more please contact our office. 

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Many adults would like straighter teeth and an improved smile. But they are also worried that some of the more traditional orthodontic solutions are not suitable for them, whether for social or professional reasons, or due to personal preference. Many may even have had braces but their teeth have crowded up again.

Research shows that after by 15 years of age, when all permanent teeth are present and the jaws have stopped growing, the bone around the teeth is hardened. Dental work on older patients' teeth can make them more prone to damage from orthodontic appliances. In traditional adult orthodontic treatment, all of these factors can contribute to less stable results and likely long term or permanent retainers being required if poor oral habits have not been corrected.

Myobrace for Adults™ works to align the teeth and correct the poor oral habits (also known as myofunctional habits) that are the real causes of crooked teeth and poor jaw growth. This process can straighten teeth without the need for complex retainers or braces.

If you suffer from a clicking jaw, frequent head or neck pain, or grind your teeth, then you may have a Temporormandibular Joint (TMJ) problem. Some Myobrace Providers can also offer patients treatment for these problems.

To find out more please contact our office. 

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Treatment Steps

When it comes to getting on the road to a lifetime of good health for your child, it's easy with our simple approach. 

Step A - Discussion about your needs

At the first consultation we will provide you with an overview of the Myobrace treatment approach for your child. Each treatment is designed for your child and we want you to ask all those questions you have been dying to ask!

We are then able to take your child's clinical records that allow us to commence treatment by determining his or her specific needs. The clinical records that will be taken may include impressions, photographs and x-rays if required.

Step B – Discuss your Treatment Plan and Options

When you visit us for your second consultation we will discuss your child's treatment plan that has been prepared by your Practitioner specifically for him or her. We will discuss with you the treatment time frame, the Myobrace appliances required, along with treatment costs and payment plan options.

Step C – Receive your Myobrace Appliance

Your child's third visit with us is where we start his or her journey for a healthy start to life. At this consultation they will be fitted with their first Myobrace appliance. And he or she will also start the educational program. This is where the fun really begins!

Step D – Regular appointments

To achieve the best results it is essential that your child wears their Myobrace appliance each day and overnight. They will get a series of exercises to do and we will check on their progress at each regular follow-up appointment. We will also check the progress of their movement with the Myobrace Appliance.

We want to give your child the best start to a healthy life! We are here with you for every step of the way to make sure you have the confidence and knowledge to make informed decisions about your child's health.

As part of your child's treatment, you will be required to download your Myobrace App. This help keep you child on track with a range of exercises that we will be undertaken during the treat.   You will get a Customised Myobrace App. 

Download from:

Contact us today to make an appointment for assessment.

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What you need to know

Poor myofunctional habits, such as incorrect swallowing and breathing through the mouth, are the major causes of misaligned teeth and poor jaw development.

Research has shown that the correction of these poor myofunctional habits improves facial and dental development, allowing for a better smile and more comfortable day-to-day life.

The Myobrace Treatment plan will strengthen jaw muscles, straighten crooked teeth and correct any poor myofunctional habits. Completion of the Myobrace Treatment plan will not only give patients straightened teeth, but can also provide long-term improved health benefits, including improved sleep, improved breathing and overall better health.

To find out more contact our office. 

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Share Smiles and get your Myobrace rewarded

Refer a friend or family member for Myobrace and you both get rewarded!

Here at KIDS we love having patients just like you to care for.

If you have a friend or family member who you think deserve all the benefits of Myobrace, we welcome you to refer them to the team at KIDS so that we can take care of them.

When you refer a friend or family member and they accept the Myobrace Treatment Plan, you will receive $200 credit and they will receive $50 credit as well.*


There are two easy ways to get the Smile Rewards you deserve.

Complimentary Consultation Invite

1) Click here to send us the details of your friends or family who you believe will be interested in receiving a Complimentary Consultation Invite for Myobrace. We will send them an email on your behalf inviting them to come and see us and mention they will get a $50 credit when they accept the Myobrace Treatment. You will then receive a credit of $200 on your account.


Introduction Email

2) Click here for us to send you an Introduction Email (with your name on it) that you can forward to your friends and family who you think would love to experience the benefits of Myobrace. When they present this email at the time of Consultation and then take up the Myobrace Treatment Plan, they will receive $50 credit and you will be credited $200 to your account.

That's sure to make you Smile

*Terms and Conditions of the Myobrace Smile Rewards Program

For the Referrer: The referee $200 credit cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and will only be redeemed for dental services at a KIDS - Healthy Kids Nurtured by Nature practice in Mackay. The $200 credit will be applied to the account of the person that is having the treatment undertaken at the point when the Myobrace Treatment Plan has been accepted and deposit has been applied. Referral Reward is not transferable to other patients outside of the family of patients that are currently being treated at KIDS - Healthy Kids Nurtured by Nature. Credit cannot be exchanged for cash or used for product purchase.

For the Referee:  The referral $50 credit cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and will only be redeemed for dental services at a KIDS - Healthy Kids Nurtured by Nature practice in Mackay. The $50 credit will be applied to the account of the person that is having the treatment undertaken at the point when the Myobrace Treatment Plan has been accepted and deposit has been applied. Referral Reward is not transferable to other patients. Credit cannot be exchanged for cash or used for product purchase.

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It is a common belief that crowded teeth, incorrect jaw development and other orthodontic problems are caused by either large teeth in small jaws or other hereditary factors.

Modern research has shown that mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, reverse swallowing and thumb sucking - known as incorrect myofunctional habits - are the real causes of incorrect jaw development. Allergies, asthma and an open mouth posture can also contribute towards jaws developing incorrectly.

Bottle feeding, thumb sucking, and dummies during the early stages of a child's life can also contribute to the problem.

at KIDS Mackay we can show you how to correct these poor myofunctional habits early before they cause problems down the track. Alternatively, if your child has started to develop crooked teeth, we can still show you how to correct the poor myofunctional habits, however your child may still need assistance from the Myobrace system. 

To find out more please contact us or book an appointment so we can show you. 

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Myobrace treatment involves using a series of appliances which have the proven dual function of correcting habits that cause poor dental development, while also providing light forces to align the teeth into their natural position. This technique is now used by practitioners in more than 100 countries worldwide. However, KIDS Mackay is the ONLY practice in the greater central / northern Queensland region offering the Myobrace treatment plan!

Treatment works in two phases. The first involves wearing a Myobrace appliance for one to two hours each day and overnight while sleeping. The second is a series of 'myofunctional exercises' (also known as Trainer Activities) which are to be completed daily. This is all it takes for a real change to occur.

The exercises work to strengthen the tongue and jaw muscles. These strengthened muscles help to relieve pressure on the gums and teeth. The Myobrace device, through gentle pressure, helps to reshapen and potentially widen the palate. Both the device and the exercises also help to correct tongue posture so as to create more space for the teeth to realign and straighten. 

To find out more please contact our office or book an appointment online

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The total time required on a 'month by month' basis for Myobrace is usually comparable to the time required for treatment with braces. But instead of being fixed to the teeth, Myobrace appliances are removable and require just one to two hours of use each day plus overnight while sleeping.

More information can be found in 'The Advantages over traditional methods' page on this website.

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The Myobrace System is a bit like a training program. Like study or sport, daily commitment and persistence is required to obtain the best results. It also depends on the patient's inherent biology for change - therefore sometimes the results are rapid and other times it may take more perseverance.

For more information on treatment for adults please click here.  

Old habits die hard, so the sooner the training program starts the better!

To get started with Myobrace please book an appointment by clicking here. 

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Normally the cost of Myobrace Treatment is comparable to braces.

An exact fee structure will be presented upon evaluation and consultation however, treatment fees may vary depending on the number of visits required, the patient's responsiveness with the device, how well the patient performs the activities prescribed to them, and how quickly the patient responds to the treatment.

If treatment is started while the patient is younger, generally treatment will cost less than if left untreated for several years. This is because younger patients jaw bones are easier to mould and correct as they have not yet hardened with age.

To get started with treatment, please book an appointment by clicking here

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No. Although over the first few days there may be a small amount of sensitivity, after a few days of treatment this sensitivity should cease.

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Most of the Myobrace treatment is carried out in our office at 6 Discovery Lane, Mackay. 

Initial consultations and follow ups may be carried out in our various other offices in Central Queensland. To find out if this service is offered at your local practice please contact us.

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The best time to begin treatment is while the patient is still growing and the first permanent teeth appear (around 6 to 10 years of age).

If poor myofunctional habits are discovered early, it is best to start treatment immediately before those habits can cause too much damage to the jaw structure.

Patients over 15 years can be treated but problems/habits causing the crooked teeth are often more difficult to change, and will likely be a longer process.

To begin treatment, please book online

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The aim of Myobrace treatment is not just to have straight teeth, but also to remove the bad influences on the patient's dental and facial development. As a result of improving poor muscular habits, patients can experience better facial development and achieve their full genetic potential.

Other health benefits include improved posture, fewer allergies, fewer problems with the teeth, mouth and jaw joints (TMJ). Patients can also expect to experience improved breathing and improved sleep. 

To get started on a better, healthier life for your child, book an appointment now. 

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For the best result the appliances must be worn daily for 1 to 2 hours plus overnight while sleeping.

As well as wearing the appliance you may need to perform a few simple activities that re-train the oral muscles and help motivate you to improve your overall treatment outcome.

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If the patient refuses to wear the Myobrace appliance then the treatment will be extremely ineffective as the success of Myobrace is through wearing the appliance. This will be reinforced with the patient at the first consultation.

Myobrace is not an alternative form of orthodontics. It is a treatment for underlying causes of crooked teeth and poor muscular habits of the mouth and face. Therefore we cannot stress enough how important it is to wear the appliance. 

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During the Myobrace treatment we will closely monitor the stability of treatment.

Normally if the myofunctional problems are corrected, the teeth will stay in position. However, if there is some movement of the teeth after treatment it is important that you contact us.

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To date there have been no reported harmful side effects from the Myobrace treatment.

We review our patient's progress regularly to ensure the muscle improvements are progressing and that changes in alignment of teeth and jaws are being supported by the surrounding muscle structures. During these consultations we also take time to ensure that there is no irritation caused by the appliance.

If there are any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Some limitations do exist. The Myobrace System requires daily use over an extended period of time and therefore non-compliant patients will not achieve a satisfactory result.

Age is also a significant factor as the older the patient is, the more difficult it is to change habits and move the teeth. Patients with extremely crooked teeth and jaw discrepancies, which stop said patient from physically holding the Myobrace appliance in their mouth, can limit treatment possibilities.

Complete nasal obstruction can also make Myobrace treatment difficult.

There may be other limiting factors and so it's best to speak with a our Myobrace Practitioner if you have any concerns.

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What makes us different?

KIDS Mackay is not like your regular dental practice, its prime focus is on the health and well being of children.

We want to be with you and your family every step of the way to provide your children with the health care that they deserve.

KIDS have made our practice is  child friendly to appeal to our younger audience!

Who doesn't want to come to waiting room where there are so many engaging and fun toys to play with?

It can be hard to sit silently in a waiting room, but we want you and your child to feel comfortable and relaxed while waiting for our health professional.

It's easy to Book Online today.

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KID Friendly

At KIDS, our top pirorty is to provide you and your child the best care and treatment. We want to make health fun and memorable and by creating a child friendly waiting room we encourage all children to have a play. No more telling them to be quiet in a waiting room!

We know that children love to play and use their imagination and that is why we have created a space which is for the developing child.

KIDS want to be with you every step of the way and help you to understand what can sometimes be a very confusing time trying to get the correct diagnosis for your child.

At KIDS we provide treatment to the cause not just the symptoms.

It's easy to Book Online today online

myobrace healthy kids mackay

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Quality and Care

Our purpose made KIDS clinic is built on love for kids as a way to educate them for better health and wellbeing.

At KIDS we want visits to be calm and enjoyable for both of you, the parent and your child. We want it to be a hassle free trip where your child enjoys coming to KIDS.

Our experienced health professionals will provide high quality care and assessment to your child to make sure that everything is treated from the cause, not the symptom.

Book Online or Contact us to talk to one of our friendly team about how we can help better your child's health! We are here for good!

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Special Needs

At KIDS we understand every child is individual and that is why we treat every child who walks through our doors differently.

We also know that a special needs child can be difficult and demanding when it comes to their health. We want to provide an area that you can bring your child and know that they will get the correct treatment for their illness.

KIDS understands communication can be difficult and we have created a space where your child can feel at home.

Talk to us about coming in for a visit prior to your consultation so your child can get accustomed to their surroundings.

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Overview view of our Services

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At the end of the day, we want to ensure you are making the decision that suits you and your family. 

That's why we provide you with a range of information from crediable sources that will be independent to us.  You can then explore, research, discuss and come to the conclusions for seek more information from us.

KIDS, healthy, treatment, holistic

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KIDS care

The KIDS at KIDS really care about you and your family.

To ensure that your getting the information that will help you make decisions that are right for you, check out our Complimentary eBooks.

Complementary eBook:

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Preferred Provider

We believe in providing you with transparency in the Quality and Care we provide your child at KIDS.

It's therefore important to understand what your options are in regards to Preferred Health Fund Providers and Health Funds options.

Preferred Providers ... what are they?

• Many providers have taken up contracted provider schemes with Health Insurance Funds, where an agreed fee is charged to patients for pre-determined fees for treatment. Providers agree to this with the hope to receive more patients as they receive more patients at lower fees.

• Fixed Price Treatment automatically limits the time, type and quality of service your child receives. This in effects dictates the treatment they receive as opposed to the treatment they actually require.

• Preferred Provider status limits the fewer claimable services in the same calendar year compared to an unaffiliated provider.

We have your interests at Heart.

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Health Funds

At KIDS we believe that you deserve the best care regardless of your wallet size! That is why we choose to remain unaffiliated with any provider but allow you to claim via HICAPS to minimise the gap.

We don't believe people should be dictated to by health funds on the treatment they need by what premium they pay. We know money can be tight, but that should not be the reason you do not receive the care you need! If you have regular visits, it helps to minimise more expensive treatment in the long run.

Children deserve the best start to life and we want to provide the health tools and knowledge to them so they can implement healthy changes from a young age. We understand that as a parent that it can be tough, stressful and sometimes just frantic that the last thing you think of is oral health and training your children for better health.

Did you know that most health funds are owned by private enterprises and are always looking for ways to have the best return on their investment. That is why we want to provide to our families and not worry what any health fund says.

We also do not believe that people should go to a clinic based on where their provider tells them. We have flexible payment options to ensure you receive the treatment you and your child need.

Is your health care right for you? http://www.adaftp.com.au/PHI/PHIFactSheet.pdf

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We believe that it's important that you get a range of information from independent and credible sources that will inform you to make the decisions that suit you and your family.

Lip and Tongue Tie

Raising Children Website - Lip and Tongue Tie Overview

Lip and Tongue Tie Website - From Confusion to Clarity

Dr Ghaheri Website - Laser verse Snipping

Dr Ghaheri - The front of the tongue vs the middle of the tongue

Dr Ghaheri - One of the Most Common Signs of Tongue Tie

Facebook Group - Tongue & Lip Tie Support Australia

Australian Breastfeeding Association - Tongue-tie & Breastfeeding

Dental Sleep Practice - Tongue Tie Functional Release

KIDS, healthy, mackay

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Copy this page across

http://www.dentalcarextra.com.au/shop/

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http://www.dentalcarextra.com.au/contact/contact-us

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KIDS – Healthy Kids Nurtured by Nature

Book Now

It’s easy to find KIDS as we are conveniently located in Mackay’s Medical precinct area adjacent to the Mater Hospital. 

Open:

Monday           9:00am  to  5:00pm
Tuesday          9:00am  to 5:00pm
Wednesday     2:00pm  to  7:00pm
Thursday        9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday             12:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday          8:00am  to 12:00pm
(times subject to change.  Please call us for more
details)

Address:

6 Discovery Lane,
North Mackay 4740
p: (07) 4942 5111
e: please use contact form below

Did you know we can also take care of you and your family at our Marian and Moranbah Practices.

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Booking at KIDS

If you require Emergency Assistance, please call us directly on 4942 5111 and if your call is out of hours you will be directed to our After hours Service.
 
For the following Bookings or General Enquiries please call us on 4942 5111 or complete the Contact Us Form on the Contact Page

  • Lip and Tongue Tie
  • Lactation Consultant
  • Myobrace bookings and follow up Consultations
  • KIDS Treatment general enquiries

We also now offer Book Online . If you are a new patient you can book a Child New Patient Exam or as an existing patient you can choose and update an existing appointment time that suits your busy schedule.

 

 

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DentalCareXtra - Moranbah

Book Now

We are your Dentists servicing Moranbah and the wider Isaac Region. 

Open:

Monday           9:00am  to 7:00pm
Tuesday          9:00am  to 5:00pm
Wednesday     9:00am  to 7:00pm
Thursday         9:00am to 5:00pm
Friday              8:30am to 3:00pm

Address:

Town Square Avenue,
Moranbah, QLD 4744

P:    (07) 4941 7930

F:     (07) 4941 9342

E:     moranbah@dentalcarextra.com.au

W:   dentalcarextra.com.au

When you're looking for quality Dentists in Moranbah, don't hesitate to contact us today.

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DentalCareXtra - Marian

Book Now

We are your Dentists servicing Marian, Mirani and the wider Pioneer Valley. 

Open:

Monday                             9:00am to 7:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday     9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday                           9:00am to 7:00pm
Friday                                9:00am to 3pm

Address:

Marian Shopping Centre
219 to 247 Anzac Ave,  Marian QLD 4753

Phone:  (07) 4954 4477

Fax:       (07) 4954 4977

Email:    marian@dentalcarextra.com.au

Web:  dentalcarextra.com.au

When you're looking for a quality Denitst in Marian, give us a call today. 

Dont forget we can look after your Emergency needs across the Pioneer Valley, Mirani, Walkerston, Eton, Walkerston and Kuttabul.

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Terms and Conditions

Our goal is to provide the best quality care for all of our Patients.   To do this, we have to ensure that we are consistent with our booking, re-booking and cancellation policy.

This is done to ensure that we can accommodate our Patients when they need us most.

We will contact you to confirm all bookings prior to your appointment. 

To be transparent to you as our Patients, please note our cancellation policies below. These are based on the type of treatment you are undertaking.  

Lip & Tongue Tie

For all bookings for Lip & Tongue Tie Consultations a deposit of $130 is required. 

For all bookings with our Lactation and Feeding Consultant a deposit of $50 is required.

This is a deposit that is offset against the treatment and cannot be claimed through your health fund against treatment until the treatment is undertaken.

If you make any changes or cancel your booking within 5 working days prior to your appointment, you will forfeit the deposit.

Myobrace & Children’s Dental or any other Appointments

Any changes or cancellation to bookings 24 hours prior to your appointment will be subject to a $150 cancellation fee.   If a booking is on a Monday, notification will need to be on the Friday or previous working day prior to the appointment.

We respect that your time is valuable and we appreciate that you understand ours is too. 

 

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Terms and Conditions


Our goal is to provide the best quality care for all of our Patients.   To do this, we have to ensure that we are consistent with our booking, re-booking and cancellation policy.

This is done to ensure that we can accommodate our Patients when they need us most.

We will contact you to confirm all bookings prior to your appointment. 

To be transparent to you as our Patients, please note our cancellation policies below. These are based on the type of treatment you are undertaking.  

Lip & Tongue Tie

For all bookings for Lip & Tongue Tie Consultations a deposit of $130 is required. 

For all bookings with our Lactation and Feeding Consultant a deposit of $50 is required.

This is a deposit that is offset against the treatment and cannot be claimed through your health fund against treatment until the treatment is undertaken.

If you make any changes or cancel your booking within 5 working days prior to your appointment, you will forfeit the deposit.

Myobrace & Children’s Dental or any other Appointments

Any changes or cancellation to bookings 24 hours prior to your appointment will be subject to a $150 cancellation fee.   If a booking is on a Monday, notification will need to be on the Friday or previous working day prior to the appointment (this also applies to Public Holidays)

We respect that your time is valuable and we appreciate that you understand ours is too. 

For General Practitioner Appointments

For bookings with KIDS General Practitioner credit card details will be held to confirm your appointment.   As we only have limited Appointments available at KIDS, we have to ensure that the Doctors time is respected and to also ensure that all patients are taken care of when they need it most.

If cancellations or changes are made 5 working days prior to appointment, you will be charged $75 via credit card details taken at time of booking.

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PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy applies to personal information collected in Australia

Notice: ‘We’, ‘Us’, ‘Our’ ‘KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature’, refers to Azton Medical Mackay (trading as KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature) and their related entities and bodies corporate. You’, ‘Your’ refers to individual patients or customers.

1. Introduction

Your privacy and maintaining the confidentiality of your personal information is important to Us. We are committed to safeguarding Your personal information. This policy explains what information We collect, how information is collected, used and handled, when information may be disclosed to third parties with Your consent, Your rights for requesting access to or amending Your personal information, as well as how you can provide Us with feedback or make a complaint. When You receive services from KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature, you agree to the handling of your personal information as outlined in this policy. This document may be amended by Us from time to time.

2. Definitions

Consent means Your permission. Your consent can be express or implied. Express consent can be written (e.g. when you sign a form or send us correspondence) or verbal (e.g. when you give us your permission over the phone or in face-to-face conversations). Your consent will be implied when we can reasonably form a conclusion from our pre established relationship with You that You have given consent by either taking action or deciding not to take action.

Personal information has the same meaning that it has under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), namely information or an opinion, whether true or not, and whether recorded in a material form or not, about an individual whose identity is apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion.

3. Information We Collect

We will only collect information that is necessary for providing our services to You. We will only collect information that is necessary for the purposes for which it will be used. The amount and type of personal information We collect from You and hold about You will vary depending on whether You are an existing patient or customer of a KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature practice, have made enquiries about Our products and services and also the extent to which You have used Our products and services. If You apply to be, are currently or have in the past been a patient or customer of a KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature practice, the personal, or individually identifiable information that We hold about You may include:

  • name, address, telephone and email contact details;
  • personal details such as age and gender;
  • details of previous dentists you’ve been a patient of;
  • your Medicare number
  • records of service contacts such as system notes and voice recordings of telephone conversation you’ve had with our employees
  • census and statistical information for purposes including product development and risk assessment
  • financial information (for example, credit card numbers to assist in the administration of payments for dental services).
  • details of purchases made and professional services used, including the date;
  • and sensitive information including:
  • medical history;
  • family medical history;
  • current health and dental assessment; and
  • health insurance details.

4. How Information May Be Collected

We may collect personal information directly from you in a number of ways, including:

  • You may choose to provide information through the contact forms on Our website;
  • You may choose to provide personal information directly to a KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature dentist providing dental services to you;
    when you subscribe to newsletters or other direct marketing materials; or
  • You may complete forms, send us an email, provide information during a visit to a KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature practice or by phone;
    when You use professional services or purchase goods from Us.
  • We may also collect information from third parties if You have provided them with consent under their own privacy policies:
  • We may collect information from third parties such as your health insurance provider or Medicare; or
  • We may collect information from dentists, dental specialists or other health practitioners (for example if you were referred to us by another dentist).

If You have provided Us with information about another person, then You need to tell that other person that You have done so, that they have a right to access their information and that they can refer to this document for information on how We will handle their personal information.

If You do not provide Us with Your personal information, We may be unable to provide You with the products or services that You are requesting.

5. Use and disclosure of Your Personal Information

We use Your personal information primarily to provide, manage and administer our services and products to You and operate an efficient and sustainable business. As part of these processes, We may disclose Your personal information on a confidential basis to our related entities within the KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature businesses. In addition, We may use Your personal information for a number of purposes, including:

  • to provide dental and related services to You;
  • to maintain and administer Your patient file(s) at a KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature practice;
  • to contact You in relation to any matter relating to You or the dental services or products provided to You;
  • to answer Your enquiries and deliver customer services to You;
  • to carry out internal functions such as administration, accounting, quality assurance and information technology;
  • to resolve complaints;
  • to monitor price and evaluate products and services;
  • to conduct marketing surveys, research and statistical analysis
  • to fulfil marketing promotions;
  • to administer Your invoicing for dental services, credit card payments, or to collect unpaid invoices;
  • to process Your health insurance claims;
  • to follow You up regarding further dental examinations or treatments required;
  • to send information to You about Us;
  • to comply with any laws or regulations.

If You submit online forms or send emails to Us containing personal information, We will use that information to respond to Your message or to contact You. The main purpose of collecting and using personal information submitted through Our web site is to respond to KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature patient and customer enquiries or feedback from this site.

We may store Your contact information for future reference.

5.1 Disclosure to Third Parties

In order to allow Us to provide manage and administer Our products and services to You and to operate an efficient and sustainable business, We may be required to disclose Your information to third parties. This may include disclosure in the following circumstances:

  • to Your nominated relatives in an emergency;
  • to government and regulatory bodies, eg. Medicare
  • to auditors and other service providers We may appoint to ensure the integrity of Our operations;
  • to any person or entity acting on Our behalf;
  • to dentists, dental specialists and other healthcare professionals, for the purpose of seeking a second opinion or a referral, where You have consented
  • to obtaining the second opinion or the referral;
  • to third party health benefit providers and insurance companies (contact information only) to assist in the processing of a claim for reimbursement or
  • payment of all or part of the cost of dental treatment submitted by You or on Your behalf;
  • to carry out a review of the practice for the purposes of improving the quality of care provided;
  • where disclosure is required by law, eg. compulsory notices from courts of law, tribunals or government agencies.
  • If We send your personal information outside of Australia We will require that the recipient of the information complies with privacy laws and contractual obligations to maintain the security of the data.

5.2 Direct marketing

From time to time, We may contact You to provide You with information about other products and services offered by Us, our related entities and our business partners that may be of benefit to You and Your family. This includes information about the KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature practices. When We contact You it may be via mail, phone, email or SMS. We may share Your personal information on a confidential basis with Our related entities, related bodies corporate and third parties engaged by Us so that they can offer you products and services and fulfil offers to You. When You become our customer, You consent to Us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes (as described in this document), unless You have contacted us to withdraw Your consent. If You do not wish to receive marketing material from Us You can contact Us at any time to let Us know. Our contact details are at the end of this policy. When You contact Us to make this request, We will action your request within 5 working days.

If You request not to receive marketing material, please note that We will still contact You in relation to Our on-going relationship with You. For example, We will still send You any bills, statements and notices that are relevant to the products and services You have purchased from Us.

6. Handling and storage of Personal Information

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is stored securely and is protected from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that personal information provided by You will be handled in accordance with Australian privacy laws including the Australian Privacy Principles. We maintain strict data security standards and procedures with a view to preventing unauthorised access to your data by anyone other than Us.

Your personal information may be handled by Our employees. Information may be used by staff at a KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature practice for the administration or use of the practice and in the provision of services to You.

We keep your personal information for as long as it is required to provide You with the services and products You requested from Us and to comply with legal requirements.

If We no longer require Your personal information for any purpose, including legal purposes, We will take reasonable steps to securely destroy or de-identify your personal information except in circumstances permitted or required by law.

7. Accessing, Amending, Updating and Correcting Your Information

7.1 Access to personal information

You have the right to access personal information that is held about you. You can ask Us for access to the information that We hold about you at any time. Simply contact Us (Our contact details are listed below) to make your request. We will always endeavour to meet Your request for access within a reasonable time and in the manner requested by You if it is reasonable to do so. However in some circumstances, access to certain information may be declined. This includes the following circumstances:

  • We no longer hold or use the information;
  • providing access would have an unreasonable impact on the privacy of others;
  • the request is frivolous or vexatious;
  • the information relates to existing or anticipated legal proceedings and would not normally be disclosed as part of those proceedings;
  • providing access would be unlawful;
  • denying access is required by law;
  • providing access would be likely to prejudice the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of possible unlawful activity;
  • the information would reveal our commercially sensitive decision-making process; and
  • where access would pose a threat to the life or health of any individual.
  • the information would reveal our commercially sensitive decision-making process; and
  • where access would pose a threat to the life or health of any individual.
  • If We are unable to give you access to the information you have requested, We will give you written reasons for this decision when we respond to your request. If You have any concerns about the refusal, please see section 11 for further information.

We may charge You a reasonable fee for access to some types of information. This charge will be limited to the cost of recouping Our costs for providing You with the information. For example, document retrieval, photocopy, labour and delivery to You. We will not charge You to make a request to access Your information.

You may request access to your personal information by contacting Us as per the contact details at the end of this document.

7.2 Correcting your personal information

To enable Us to provide you with the best possible service, it is important that the information We hold about You is accurate. We will take reasonable steps to ensure that Your personal information is accurate, complete and up-to-date at the time of collecting, using or disclosing it. If You believe any information We hold about you is inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date, You should contact Us to let Us know. We will respond to Your request within a reasonable period and will take reasonable steps to amend Your records.

7.3 Online data collection and use

When you access any KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature website, we collect certain anonymous technical information about user activities on the website. This may include information such as the type of browser used to access the website and the pages visited.

This information is used by KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured by Nature to make decisions about maintaining and improving our websites and online services.

7.4 Cookies and analytics

We use cookies and industry standard analytics to collect data to help us determine which pages are most popular, peak usage times and other information that helps us make our websites easier and more efficient for you to use. When you visit our websites we may set a cookie on your machine so that when you next visit our websites it links to your personal information that is stored on our system.

A "cookie" is a small text file placed on your computer by a web server when you access a website. Cookies are frequently used on websites. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used.

You can choose if and how a cookie will be accepted by configuring your preferences and options in your browser. For example, you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies. However, if you decide not to display cookies, then you may not be able to gain access to all the content and facilities of this website.

8. Website Security

The protection of personal privacy is a priority for Us.

Our website does not provide facilities that guarantee secure transmission of information over the internet. You should be aware that there are risks in transmitting information across the internet, including online forms and email. If you are concerned about conveying sensitive or personal material to Us over the internet, contact us by telephone to discuss the matter.

Our website contains links to other websites. You should take care in providing personal information to external websites linked to Our website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites or external websites linked to this website.

We collect standard web server/visitor traffic information, commonly referred to as aggregate information, regarding overall website traffic patterns. Normally, web servers collect this type of basic information as part of their web log processes. We only use this information for statistical, reporting and website administration and maintenance purposes. It is not used in a way that individually identifies You, and We do not report on individual users.

9. Photographs

All the before and after photographs on Our website are from actual procedures on patients at our practice. No retouching or other modification has been conducted on the photographs. All patients who appear in these photographs have signed consent release forms and no photos are displayed without their written consent. The photographs published do not predict future patient results, as all customer or patient results are different for each person.

10. Changes to the Privacy Statement

We may change the content or services found on Our website at any time without notice. Consequently Our Privacy Statement may change at any time also without notice.

11. Our Contact Information and Resolving your Concerns

You can contact us at any time if you have any questions or concerns about this document or about how your personal information has been handled.

You can contact our Privacy Officer by directing your correspondence to:

The Privacy Officer 
KIDS - Health Kids Nurtured Nature
4a/6 Discovery Lane,
North Mackay, QLD 4740

KIDS – Health Kids Nurtured by Nature will manage any concerns internally, directly with you.

If, after contacting Us, You still have concerns or don’t understand a decision We’ve made, You can contact Our Head Office on the contact details below:

KIDS
4A / 6 Discovery Lane,
North Mackay, QLD 4740

Or via the Contact Form below.

If You are not happy with Our response, or if You do not feel Your complaint has been resolved, You are able to seek advice from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner by calling 1300 363 992.

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a: 6 Discovery Lane, Mackay QLD 4740

Open Hours

Monday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Thursday 9:00am to 3:00pm

Friday 3:00pm to 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm
(times subject to change)

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