ORTHODONTIC EARLY TREATMENT
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We have a wide range of individual options at our disposal and can help with unhelpful habits.
Dies ist bereits ab dem 2. Lebensjahr sinnvoll zu behandeln.
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Jaw misalignments don't just rectify themselves. Which is why a visit to our surgery is the "best recipe". Particularly for children and teenagers. But when is the best time to have malocclusions corrected? Timing is very important. Often it can prevent more complex procedures in the future. As a general rule: The earlier treatment is started, the less complicated and more successfully it can proceed.
Phase 1 – Starting at the beginning.
Overbite and crossbite can be corrected successfully and without complications in very young patients - even as young as four.
Phase 2 – Losing the milk teeth.
Serious jaw misalignments from birth are best treated at primary school age – when the second teeth are breaking through.
Phase 3 – Beautiful teeth before the start of puberty.
In the later second dentition phase, from 9 to 10 years old, braces or brackets are used to move the teeth into the correct position. Pre-adolescent children, in particular, benefit from an early start to treatment. As we all know: The sooner you start, the sooner you finish.
Treating severe misalignments early
If there are signs of severe misalignment in young children, you shouldn't waste any time. Classic examples of an early start of treatment in children are the cross bite, severe overbite, or a progressive interlocking (class 3 malposition).
In addition to language problems, these extreme misalignments can also lead to difficulties in eating and grinding food. The resulting incorrect loading of the TMJs causes pain in the long term. In addition, the teeth will be worn off incorrectly, which can cause massive problems, especially when changing teeth: The permanent teeth should remain functional until the old-age!
The colleagues from the general dental practices refer children from 4 years of age with cross bites and severe overbites. Otherwise, it is usually sufficient if the first visit to the orthodontist is with about 7 years of age.
Space maintainer for early loss of deciduous teeth.
Early orthodontic treatment can also make sense if children lose a deciduous tooth very early. A space maintainer can remedy this and facilitate the later eruption of the permanent tooth. Crowding and unfavorable tooth drifts can be avoided.