At our Centre, we place great emphasis on the comprehensive treatment of the young patient. Parents with children are invited to orthodontic appointments from the age of 3 to check for normal development in tooth and jaw alignment. Doctors specialising in orthodontic treatment of children They also work with ENT and speech and language therapists to eliminate existing defects.
Children usually come to the orthodontist whose parents or paediatrician notice malocclusion, asymmetry, crooked teeth or problems with correct pronunciation. At the first visit, the orthodontist will check whether your child's teeth are:
- correctly aligned in the dental arches ,
- whether there are gaps between them,
- Whether the child is biting their nails, sucking their thumb,
- whether he breathes through his mouth, has his mouth constantly open,
- whether it has an excessively protruding or receding chin.
Based on the information obtained, the orthodontist will decide whether orthodontic treatment is necessary. The earlier the defect is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. Depending on the age and malocclusion of the child, the doctor will suggest individually selected orthodontic treatment methods:
- vestibular plates or trainers
- removable orthodontic appliances
- fixed orthodontic appliances: with crystal, porcelain or metal locks
- fixed orthodontic appliances for allergy sufferers with titanium locks
Properly selected orthodontic braces will eliminate malocclusion at an early stage. It is important that the child is under the constant care of the orthodontist so that it can be observed whether the process of eruption of the teeth and growth of the jaws is proceeding correctly. If there are no abnormalities in the bite of a young patient, it is a good idea to visit the orthodontist again when all the permanent teeth have erupted, i.e. around the age of 11-12 years. Untreated malocclusion can cause speech defects, insufficient oxygenation, tooth decay and difficulties chewing food in adulthood.