The teeth of children as soon as they start to fall and change for permanent ones is already a concern for parents. Crooked, jagged teeth, too close together or spaced apart, there will always be a little problem to disturb your puppy’s smile. But most parents have many doubts about orthodontic treatment in children and one of them is when it is the most suitable to start treatment.
Most parents believe that the right time is after changing the whole milk teething , but this is not always the case! The ideal time to start orthodontic treatment in children is when a problem is noticed . Regular visits to the dentist that start when the teeth are born cause the professional to follow all the dental evolution and its development, managing to detect the beginning of problems that can already be avoided and controlled in the beginning, before it gets even worse.
The orthodontic treatment aims to align and straighten the teeth and the entire arch in order to not only provide aesthetic beauty, but also provide quality of life for the patient. Since problems in the teeth can cause much greater problems as well as constant discomfort such as headaches due to incorrect chewing, poor nights and teeth wear . Contrary to what most people think, crooked teeth are not a hereditary problem and even before the teeth start to change, it is already possible to observe their development.
Even before the child turns 6 years of age, which is when dental development is in full swing, it is possible to examine its dental structure. The teeth and their growth are guided by the tongue, the lips, the cheeks and also the breath , did you know? And when this set does not work well, the arch ends up presenting problems even in the bone development of the face and jaw.
My Son’s Teeth Are Crooked – What Do I Do?
If your child already goes through routine appointments with a dentist, he or she can check the case yourself and if it is not your expertise to refer to one you trust. The first step is to look for a child orthodontics specialist who will analyze the situation and indicate the best treatment.
We see smaller and smaller children using dental braces and for what they have used, they know how uncomfortable it is. Thinking about it, an Australian company developed a dental corrector made of silicone that allows children from 3 years of age to use. The dental broker aims to prevent the problem from worsening over the years and the child being forced to use the mobile or fixed appliance. The silicone dental corrector is simpler, does not require mold, they are flexible and comfortable and should be used only one hour a day and during the sleep period.
For adults who did not receive treatment early and already suffer from the problem, it will be necessary after consultation with the specialist to do all the documentation that will indicate all problems. With the help of the documentation that consists of x-ray, photos of the inside of the mouth, bite exams and dental mold, the orthodontist will follow up and know the treatment step by step.
If you already have a fixed idea of which dental device your child will use, forget it !! Each treatment is different from the other and each type of follow-up is necessary. Sometimes the treatment can be started with the fixed device, sometimes the mobile device, and vice versa. In other cases, immediate extraction or containment will be necessary, so only the specialist will be able to evaluate and indicate the ideal treatment. Before closing with any professional, see recommendations from other patients and if possible pass with a second opinion. Orthodontic treatments are time consuming, require a lot of patience and above all the child’s collaboration in order to successfully reach the end of the job.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.