Children: When to start?
First consultation in children's orthodontics is from the age of 6-7 years. The orthodontics of a child is an important part of orthodontic practice; therefore, techniques have been simplified to help with pain reduction and to enable better cooperation in orthodontic treatment.
Orthodontic treatment of the child by interception is necessary in case of large jaw offset in the sagittal, transverse or vertical direction.
Interceptive child orthodontics also allows for thumb suction to be stopped in the event 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 did not take charge of the children who had their definitive teeth in place. Consequently leading to overgrowth and mandatory extractions or surgery when it was necessary to adjust the offset of the jaws in these children.
We are equipped with the latest-generation radiology device to perform conventional orthodontic x-rays (teleradiographies) and dental panoramic 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 cabinet 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
- Deflection of the jaws or upper jaw too narrow: In the absence of early orthodontic treatment of the child, bone asymmetry may develop. The orthodontics of the child alone will no longer resolve the abnormality and additional surgery may be necessary in late adolescence. An early orthodontic treatment of the child 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 of the child, 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, Child orthodontics alone can not resolve the anomaly and additional surgery will be very often needed in late adolescence.
- Shortness: Child orthodontics combining the wearing of a nocturnal lingual envelope and speech therapy sessions for lingual rehabilitation can correct dysfunctional voids.
- Lack of space and malpositions: child orthodontics can correct malpositions and congestion thanks to the multi-attachment technique.
- Canines included: the child's orthodontics allows the insertion of the included 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 put in place the retained or included teeth.
- Dental Transpositions: The child's 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 fasteners ("rings"):
- Child orthodontic cases treated with Invisalign:
- Child orthodontic case treated in lingual orthodontics: