It is not uncommon for any orthodontic problems to appear when the child still has a few milk teeth. It is easy for a parent to think they are not ready to wear braces, but in reality, treating malocclusion early may be the best choice. According to various sources, from 50% to 80% of young children require observation by an orthodontist even at their age. Most bite pathologies begin to form when the first milk teeth erupt at an early age. Therefore, an Early Orthodontic Treatment in Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Sharjah is recommended.
When to do the First Check-Up?
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends having the first check-up with an orthodontist when a dental misalignment problem is visible. It is important to intervene before the age of 7; in fact, the child’s permanent teeth should already have appeared at that age. Therefore, this moment is ideal for allowing the orthodontist to evaluate the developing teeth and jaw.
Benefits of Early Treatment:
Getting the treatment at an early stage has the following advantages:
- The treatment is simple, and its duration is short
- Results are highly stable
- Normalization of the size of dentition
- Timely correction of bad habits
- Creating proper space for the eruption of permanent teeth
The best candidate for the treatment is someone having the following noticeable conditions:
- Functional disorders like improper breathing and swallowing
- Bad habits of the prolonged childlike use of the pacifier, biting the lips, sucking the thumb, etc.
- Premature removal of milk teeth
- Lack of space for the growth of permanent teeth
- Aggravated deformation of dentition
- Maxillofacial trauma
Quick Tip! Unfortunately, many pathologies go unnoticed in children, and the treatment starts at a later stage and is much more complex.
What can Cause the Issues?
No child is immune to the formation of orthodontic anomalies because the causes can be not only congenital:
Bad habits: Anomalies can begin to form if the child sucks his thumb, holds his tongue incorrectly, has language problems, and irregular breathing, etc.
Early loss of milk teeth: If teeth are removed early due to severe caries, it can lead to abnormal growth of permanent teeth.
Injuries and infections of the teeth: They can also damage the formation of permanent teeth and cause orthodontic problems.
Various types of orthodontic treatments can be used to treat the anomalies early. Depending on the condition, needs, and financial possibilities. Retainers for straightening teeth can be of two types:
Each patient’s case is individual. The specialists of our clinic will professionally assess each patient’s condition and, depending on the bite, position of the teeth, and other indicators, will select the most suitable orthodontic appliance. Some of these are discussed below:
Orthodontic treatment sometimes requires special measures to achieve the best results. One of them is a functional device.
These are orthodontic devices for correcting uneven bites by pushing the lower jaw forward, thus creating the correct jaw position. The best time to get help with a functional appliance is around age twelve or fourteen.
Non-Removable Functional Devices:
These are a means of adjusting the bite by changing the position of the lower jaw. The jaw moves in the right direction, and the tooth’s position also changes at the same time.
These devices and removable functional devices are subject to intensive development growth, most often for adolescents 12-14 years old.
The trainer has a formulated dental control system that works similarly to an orthodontic wire. The tongue used in the trainer guides the tongue into the correct position, and changes in abnormal swallowing habits occur.
The patient is taught to breathe through the nose. The device creates a small force that gradually pushes the tooth into the correct position.
Teeth straightening with braces is a widely known and popular orthodontic treatment method. The orthodontic wire that connects the braces is precisely attached to the surface of the teeth, and the necessary dental movements are earned.
Invisalign Dental Straighteners:
Aligners are a revolutionary innovation in orthodontics that combines mobile technology and research results. These mouthguards are made of a thin and transparent plastic that fits snugly over the teeth, making these mouthguards comfortable and almost invisible.
The cost of Early Orthodontic Treatment in Dubai can range from AED 5,999 to AED 14,999. The cost of each treatment varies depending on the complexity of the treatment, the dentist’s experience, and the clinic location and level.
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