Orthodontic – Orthopedic treatment in pre-adolescent ages

What is orthodontic – orthopedic treatment?

Orthodontic – Orthopedic (dentofacial – orthopedics) aims at dealing with asymmetry and is implemented during skeletal growth.

When must orthodontic – orthopedic treatment start?

According to the American Association of Orthodontics and the European Orthodontic Society every child must be examined by a specialized orthodontist by the age of 7, who will judge if a problem exists or not and when is the right time to deal with it.

The opinion that all permanent teeth must first come out before the beginning of any orthodontic treatment is scientifically insufficient and baseless.

What are the advantages of early orthodontic treatment?

1. Increased possibility of avoiding teeth extractions

2. Skeletal problems in jaws of a child can only be dealt with effectively during skeletal maturity like in the following incident

3. Danger of front teeth fractures is reduced

4. 4. It is easier for young patients to adapt to orthodontic mechanisms and to the orthodontic treatment in general

Orthodontic – Orthopedic treatment in pre-adolescent ages

Orthodontic – Orthopedic treatment in pre-adolescent ages

Orthodontic – Orthopedic treatment in pre-adolescent ages

 
 

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