Orthodontic for Kids
Orthodontic treatment between the ages of 7-10 is can be necessary to address growth and development issues and ensure the proper eruption of adult teeth. Failing to address these issues at this stage can lead to extensive orthodontic problems in the future. The timing of treatment is critical, and it is essential to address any issues during this phase to provide the best possible experience for the child. Early orthodontic treatment can simplify the overall orthodontic process and increases the likelihood of achieving a healthy, beautiful smile for life.
Orthodontic facemasks are typically used between the ages of 7 to 10 and can effectively treat an underbite tendency by bringing the upper jaw forward. By correcting the alignment of the jaws at an early age, this treatment can prevent the need for more invasive procedures, such as jaw surgery, later in life. The success of this treatment depends on early intervention, and the earlier it is used, the better the outcome.
Palatal expansion is an early intervention treatment option that is specifically designed for kids aged seven to ten. By creating more space in the mouth, this treatment allows the teeth to grow in correctly. This reduces the likelihood of removing permanent teeth in the future, impacted canines, or gum and jaw issues as an adult.
Partial braces can be used to close gaps and create more space in specific areas where it is needed, and it is an effective Phase I treatment to prevent impacted canines. This treatment is a simple way to address spacing issues without needing extensive orthodontic work.