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Orthodontics for children (1)

Orthodontics for children (1)

The majority of orthodontic treatments are caused by premature loss of teeth due to decay in the primary teeth. Early extracted teeth will lose the place necessary for permanent teeth to settle, and thus the permanent teeth will not be able to find a place in the mouth.

In some cases, skeletal and dental disorders due to hereditary causes may occur when switching to permanent dentition, even if there are no complications in the primary teeth. Evil habits such as finger and pacifier sucking are also involved in the formation of skeletal disorders. Leaving these habits at an early age stops the progression of these disorders and sometimes can correct them. In some cases where nasal breathing is prevented (such as the presence of tonsils and nasal flesh) skeletal problems will occur. Every child should undergo an orthodontic examination for the early diagnosis and treatment of such problems.

The first orthodontic examination time for children is 6-7 years, which is the time of transition to permanent dentition. As a result of orthodontic examination, the factors that play a role in the formation of dental disorders can be seen, solutions can be found and treatment of skeletal disorders that are very difficult to treat after the growth and development phase can be started. During the orthodontic examination, parents are also informed about the issues that their children need to pay attention to when changing teeth. In this way, parents can also help with early diagnosis.

What I need to know about my child's tooth structure…

When your child is 6-8 months old, their first milk teeth start to spread and they continue to grow until they are 3 years old. The range of teeth, which remain stable between 3-6 years of age, starts to change with 6-7 years old teeth cutting in front and 6 years behind teeth. In general, although there are no problems during the milk dentition, parents should pay particular attention to the teeth that do not come out or continue in the wrong direction. In the transition phase to permanent gearing, the following are the points to be considered:

  • Early loss of primary teeth
  • Upper incisors drive too far or behind
  • Discoloration and discoloration of new permanent teeth
  • Delay of permanent tooth eruption as a result of inability to fall in time
  • Caries on first molars lasting 6 years
  • The upper jaw is narrow and does not cover the lower jaw
  • Lower and upper front teeth do not cover each other
  • Presence of various bad habits such as sucking fingers or pacifiers.
  • Lower and upper front teeth do not cover each other

Is there an ideal treatment age?

Problems that do not have skeletal disorders and that only arise from the position of the teeth can be corrected at any age. These defects are solved by moving the teeth to the desired position by means of brackets.
In cases where skeletal disorders such as lower or upper jaws are too far ahead or lower and upper teeth do not cover each other, starting treatment in childhood is very important in terms of efficiency and permanence of treatment. If skeletal disorders are not treated in a timely manner, they can cause problems that can only be corrected by surgical methods.


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