Orthodontics in children: when and why place

Written by: Dr. Enrique Fernández Alcázar
Published: | Updated: 14/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Orthodontics at an early age may resolve some dental problems, with age, are complicated: cross bite, bad habits or lack of space, are some of them.

Recommended age children to place orthodontic

Any age is good to review how the dentition is. In most cases, young is not necessary to do anything, but there are some problems that do they need an immediate solution, whatever the age at which it is detected, as in the case of opposing teeth that close to conversely, the call crossbite. In any case, it should not delay the first visit to the orthodontist beyond six years.


Where braces placed on children

It depends on the problem and the age of the children. One of the most common is the aforementioned crossed bites of. They generally cause a deviation of the mandible and, if left, you can grow asymmetrically. So it should quickly resolve.Other problems in children are the result of bad habits such as thumb sucking or stick his tongue between his teeth to swallow. It is also desirable to intervene at an early age to correct them more easilyMoreover, there are also problems of lack of space for the permanent teeth that can be solved more easily if placed apparatus shortly before completing all parts of the teeth. This usually occurs by age 12.


Types of orthodontics in children and uses

The advantage of treatment in children and adolescents, ie while still not completed growth, is that not only can act on the teeth, but we can modify to some extent the jawbone. Many orthodontic problems are the result of that there is good coordination between the maxilla and mandible. When this occurs in an adult patient, the only way to change is through the bones orthognathic surgery.Apart from this, both young and adults, the types of devices that can be used are the same, fixed orthodontics through attached to the teeth and wires to move, or plastic braces or invisible braces, using aligners transparent They can be removed and replaced.


Most advisable type of orthodontic

The invisible braces are more comfortable and aesthetic, although there are treatments that can not be done with it, it has some limitations. It is also very choosy about who should be worn all day and only take them off appliances to eat, so that should be reserved for patients compliant and responsible.


Orthodontics in children: aesthetic or functional problems?

Aesthetic issues are also important and can produce psychological distress in both children and adults, do not dismiss them as superfluous. Orthodontics can solve aesthetic problems and functional problems, chewing operation. All part of the health of the person.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Enrique Fernández Alcázar

Dr. Fernandez Alcazar is a reputed dentist doctor dentist. He practices his profession for 30 years as director of the orthodontist and Mediterranean Dental Clinic Murcia and Cieza ago, offering patients the latest technology in orthodontics, both conventional and invisible. It is also concerned about the research and the dissemination of their work, and therefore is Associate Professor of Orthodontics at the Dental School of Murcia. He also is an active member of several associations, has published several articles in national and international level and is dictating courses and conferences.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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