If you thought that only adults and older people require the help of orthodontists, then you are far from the truth. It is recommended that from the age of 7, children should start their first visit to orthodontists regularly. This can ensure that a child develops a proper jaw and teeth functioning from an early stage instead of getting a rectification after the problem occur.
What Is Orthodontics?
A branch of dentistry that helps in jaw and teeth correction by positioning them properly is commonly known as Orthodontics.
How Does Orthodontics Help?
A full diagnosis of your teeth, jaw, and dental history, x-ray and photographs can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics or not. Typically orthodontics are recommended, and development plan is put into place when someone suffers from the following:
- Crooked teeth
- Open bite
- Misplaced midline
A proper orthodontic treatment will help you not only to have healthier oral health and maintaining a hygiene routine but also better appearance.
What Are The Most Common Orthodontic Treatments?
Depending on the issue with the teeth and the jaw orthodontists generally, develop an orthodontic treatment plan that can include different types of appliances. The devices can be fixed, permanent or removable. Some of the appliances used are:
- Braces: One of the most common orthodontics devices that helps in aligning the teeth and putting them in the proper position by applying gradual pressure.
- Special fixed appliances: Mostly used to stop toddlers and children from thumb sucking and tongue trusting by attaching the device to the teeth.
- Space Maintainers: In case a baby loses a tooth prematurely a fixed space maintainer is put in place until the eruption of the permanent tooth. For adults, a removable space maintainer is used to achieve the same effect that is to keep the space between teeth open.
- Aligners: Generally used for adults instead of braces to align the teeth. During eating, brushing, and flossing the aligners can be removed.
- Lip and Cheek Bumpers: There are cases in which lips and cheeks can exert pressure on the teeth and keep them away from the teeth these bumpers are placed.
- Palatal Expander: This is an appliance that is used in the upper jaw to widen the arch. It is placed on the roof of the mouth and the palate an outward pressure is applied to open it lengthwise and to expand the palatal area.
- Removable Retainers: These devices are worn on the roof of the mouth so that the teeth do not shift to the previous position. Jaw Reopening Appliances: Also known as splints, are worn on top or lower jaw. Those suffering from Temporomandibular Joint disorder (TMJ) are recommended to use the jaw reopening appliance. The splint helps the jaw to be trained in closing it in a more favourable position.
Book an appointment with Chats Dental for your child and see if he/she requires any orthodontics treatment. We can develop a plan so that it can rectify any existing issues as well as prevent any future problems.
At CHATS DENTAL, we understand each individual is different and unique, therefore we use the most effective and efficient way to straighten teeth by utilizing the INDIVIDUAL PATIENT (IP) APPLIANCE® that was the first customized appliance system in the world and is an enhanced straight archwire technique as known as the next generation of orthodontics.
The IP Appliance® revolutionized orthodontics customize the optimal appliance for each patient, including every bracket, band, archwire as well as a variety of springs and mechanics systems, all tailored to each individual’s anatomy and case goals respectively. Together with the computer aided diagnosis using digital cephalometric analysis, model measuring, and visual treatment objectives, your best natural smile with optimized teeth alignment and facial profile can be achieved in the most efficient and effective way.
The correct timing of early diagnosis and appropriate treatment plans in younger children with mixed dentition can be very beneficial. A good timing to implement the Phase I orthodontic treatment can significantly reduce the time required or sometimes it can even eliminate the need for Phase II (braces) orthodontic treatment.
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Invisalign Go: A Better Way to Quick Straight Teeth
For those who think they are too old for braces or had been there, done that many years ago, yet unhappy with the relapse after braces come off, Invisalign Go may be the perfect solution for you to enjoy a beautiful smile without the need to put traditional metal braces back on again.Call us on 0401 SMILE7 (0401 764 537) or (02) 8065 1080 to make an orthodontic consultation dental appointment for full orthodontic records taking and the most comprehensive orthodontic treatment plans customized to individual’s detailed diagnosis and case goals.