In this section we are going to address the most frequently asked questions of the parents who are going to undertake orthodontics treatment for their children.
How do orthodontic deformations occur?
Bad habits. The so innocent finger sucking gradually changes the growth direction of the maxillary bones which leads to difficulties in treating deformations as years pass. The same result has the improper and prolonged use of pacifier by the children. When such habits are stopped in the right moment, it is easier to correct the consequences in the bite and the orthodontic treatment is more successful.
Non-harmonic genetically preconditioned growth of the jaws. These are deformations that are most difficult to treat – for example overbite.
Discrepancy between the size of the teeth and the volume of the bones. The most frequent reason for "crooked teeth".
When should we visit orthodontist for a first time?
Usually children are transferred to orthodontist by their dentist. In most cases, the appropriate age for general assessment and prognosis is after the growth of the first permanent teeth - between 6 and 8 years-of-age. What and when are we going to do? In how many stages and what methods to be used? All of that is planned after orthodontic consultation and detailed analysis.
Is there an age limit?
Practically NO! Simply the approaches and methods are more specific and depend on the targets set, the condition of the teeth-jaws system and the required consequent surgical, implantological, prosthetic or other dental treatment.
Main treatment tool is orthodontics.
Removable appliances, known to everybody. They are extremely appropriate when the growth of the teeth is not completed and not all teeth are changed with permanent ones.
Braces. The most universal system for orthodontic treatment, applicable to permanent teeth. Here the diversity is huge, depending on the severity of the deformation, the desired aesthetics and the anticipations of the patient.
As a conclusion, we can say that modern orthodontics is extremely dynamically developing field of dental medicine aiming to meet the growing aesthetic targets and challenges, placed by you.