ALL CHILDREN SHOULD GO THROUGH AN ORTHODONTIST CONTROL BEFORE THE AGE OF 7.
When talking about orthodontics, for most people, adolescence comes to mind. Indeed, most orthodontic treatments start in the age group of 9-14, but along with 7 years old children, who have permanent and milk teeth.
Orthodontists may notice some hidden problems in jaw development and permanent teeth.
This is important because it is easier to solve some orthodontic problems when noticed at earlier stage.
Because of this, we recommend that your child goes through orthodontic control before the age of 7. Although your child’s teeth may look neat, it can be deceptive, but it can only be determined by an orthodontist whether there is a problem or not. Undoubtedly, this check can also reveal that your child’s closing is smooth, which can be comforting news.
Even if the problem is noticed, your orthodontist may not be able to give you an immediate treatment. Your doctor will apply the wait-and-see approach in this case. When permanent teeth are in motion and the jaw and face continue to develop, (in some cases) he / she will evaluate the treatment possibilities. For every patient in need of treatment, there is an ideal starting time for treatment in order to achieve the best result.
Early treatment provides your orthodontist with:
– Guidance to the normal growth of the jaw.
– Reducing the possibility of trauma due to forward positioning of the front teeth.
– Correcting harmful mouth habits.
– Improving physical appearance and enhancing self-confidence.
– Guidance to the positioning of the permanent teeth in a more uniform position.
– Correcting the contact of the lips.
It may not always be easy to say that your child has an orthodontic problem. Even if the teeth appear to be properly aligned, there may be a hidden closing problem, so it is important that you pass your child through the first orthodontic check before the age of 7.
– Some clues to the need for orthodontic treatment;
- Oral breathing
- Early or late milk tooth loss
- Difficulty in chewing or closing
- Finger Sucking
- Misalignment, misplaced or impacted teeth
- An extreme forward or backward jaw
- Cheek and lip biting
- Splayed teeth
- Lower and upper teeth not touching each other or closing abnormally
- An unbalanced facial appearance
- Jaw clenching and teeth grinding habits
- Impacted incisor teeth at the front or back