With the return to school comes the time to return to the daily routine: schools, classes, extra school sports, languages, and it is also time to correct the odd problem in the dentures of our children.
Many parents choose September as a date to begin correcting problems in their children’s teeth in order to get the alignment of misplaced teeth or problems with the bite.
We refer to orthodontic treatments, increasingly common and with which in addition to achieving a beautiful smile, we seek correction in the bones and teeth that are badly placed, making them stay more aligned and beautiful at the same time.
The first issue with which we find ourselves usually has to do with the age at which it is convenient to start with it. From Dr.Roze the best dental clinic in Dubai we recommend to start it in the infant stage since during the development of the child it is easier to correct the bone defects and the bad dental positions.
From the age of 7-8 we can make a first visit since it is at this time that the group of definitive upper and lower incisors has erupted, and bone growth is important, which allows us to diagnose if there is a problem susceptible to correct it early.
However, the proper age is going to mark the child himself, since it will depend on the development of it, as well as the appearance of any complication that we can detect previously.
It is advisable, over 3 years to start visiting, at least once a year, the pediatric dentist , who will detect any possible complication that may appear before the eruption of the first permanent teeth.
IS IT NECESSARY TO USE A RETAINER WHEN FINISHING ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT IN CHILDREN?
After your child has finished his orthodontic treatment, there is one more step to ensure that the new and improved positions of his teeth remain stable. Generally, a removable retainer should be used after removing the appliances for a period of two to six months to maintain the new position of the teeth and prevent them from slipping out of alignment. It is vital that the retainer be worn almost all day to ensure an excellent result.
After the first few months the orthodontist will examine your child’s teeth to see if perhaps the restraint device can be used less frequently or only at night. The retainers should be used indefinitely if you want your smile to remain perfect. Eventually you can wear your bra a couple of times a week but you should never discard or stop using it.
It can be discouraging for children who have gone through the work of a children’s orthodontics to also carry a restrainer. It is very important that the retainer to be used is very comfortable to ensure that your child does not remove them and thus obtain great results in orthodontic treatment.
In general, some children may experience problems in the mouth and between the teeth as they grow, especially children who have not had early orthodontic evaluation and the necessary treatment. These problems can include difficulty in biting, chewing and talking; chronic mouth breathing, a protruding jaw, an unbalanced facial appearance, problems and joint pain of the jaw. The child orthodontic treatment will help you get a comprehensive improvement on both the shape and function of your child’s teeth.
It is important to emphasize that each patient requires a personalized treatment and it is not possible to generalize about the type of care that he / she will need.
However, we can talk about different types of orthodontics in children and / or adolescents:
- Early orthodontics: Always prevention and early action will help prevent future problems that may appear at later ages. It is usually performed in children under 9 years old and can prevent more serious problems as well as reduce the time the child will use orthodontic appliances.
- Myofunctional devices / oral screens: With this treatment we seek, for example, to avoid habits that cause poor dental positions such as sucking the finger or atypical swallowing.
- Interceptive or functional orthodontics: Activators or inhibitors of maxillary or functional growth. The best age for this type of treatment is usually between 7 and 11 years, since it is the best time to guide the correct growth of the maxilla and the jaw.
- Permanent denture orthodontics: These are dental brackets, with conventional orthodontic treatment. We seek to make the correction in the position of the teeth. Normally this type of treatment is carried out between the ages of 12 and 18 years, although the age of the patients is increasingly higher, either for reasons of aesthetics or health.
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Whatever the type of treatment our children need is very important, when we talk about oral problems, prevention and review by a specialist, who can identify the symptoms and the best solution.
If you have any questions or queries, from our dental clinic we are at your disposal and that of your relatives. Come and visit us. We are providing following treatments for children’s orthodontics.