Children: When to start?
First consultation in children's orthodontics is from the age of 6-7 years. The childhood orthodontics is an important part of orthodontic practice; therefore, techniques have been simplified reducing pain and enabling better cooperation in orthodontic treatment.
Early orthodontics is necessary in case of large jaw discrepency in the sagittal, transverse or vertical direction.
Early orthodontics also allows for thumb sucking to be stopped in case of failure by conventional means; by wearing the nocturnal lingual envelope and / or an anti-thumb grid, the child's early orthodontic treatments make it possible to avoid premolar extractions and orthognathic surgery in the future. This is a major advantage in the orthodontic treatment of the child when compared to the past; whereby, orthodontists only treated children who had their definitive teeth in place; Consequently leading to mandatory extractions or surgery when it was necessary to adjust the discrepency of the jaws in these children, as the growth was over.
We are equipped with the latest-generation radiology device to perform conventional orthodontic x-rays (lateral cephalograms) and dental panorex of a very high precision within the office. These snapshots are diagnostic elements essential to the treatment of a child and adult orthodontics; as well as, detection of any caries. In particular, they orient the orthodontist on the movements to be expected during the treatment. The implementation of this radiology equipment within the office facilitates; allows an immediate diagnosis, whereby the patient no longer needs to move to another facility. This saves our patients valuable time and adds to comfort.
Children: cases where orthodontics is urgent
- Crossbite of narrow upper jaw: In the absence of early orthodontic treatment, bone asymmetry may develop. The orthodontics alone will no longer be able to correct the crossbite and additional surgery may be necessary in late adolescence. An early orthodontic treatment allows a better nasal breathing and thus a better growth of the maxilla.
- Prognathism of the upper jaw and / or retrognathism of the lower jaw: In the absence of early orthodontic treatment, the risk of fracture of the upper incisors is increased if the upper jaw is too far forward compared to the lower jaw.
- Retrognathism of the upper jaw and / or prognathism of the lower jaw: if the lower jaw is in front of the upper jaw and the child does not receive early treatment, orthodontics alone can not resolve the discrepency and additional surgery will be very often needed in late adolescence.
- Openbite: Child need orthodontics combining the wearing of a nocturnal lingual envelope and tongue physiotherapy sessions for lingual rehabilitation can correct dysfunctional openbites.
- Lack of space and malpositions: child orthodontics can correct malpositions and crowding thanks to the multiband technique.
- Canines impacted childhood orthodontics allows to move into place the teeth such as the incisors, canines, premolars or molars included. It is important around 6-7 years to consult or visit the orthodontist; this consultation will allow for evaluation and assessment of the normal eruption of the final teeth of the child. Otherwise, the orthodontic treatment of the child will allow you to move into place the retained or included teeth.
- Dental Transpositions: childholld orthodontics can treat teeth whose positions are reversed on the dental arch. The transpositions can be complete or incomplete.
Here are some examples of children's orthodontic cases:
- Child orthodontic case treated with braces:
- Child orthodontic cases treated with Invisalign:
- Child orthodontic case treated with lingual orthodontics technique: