Orthodontics: why it is necessary to make it child rather than in the adult age ?
A good dental care is essential for each individual in order to have a perfect smile, but also to have all the real capacities of his teeth. Although the French Union of Oral Health recommends the very first consultation of a dentist during the second year of life, many people refer directly to the traditional dentist for all types of dental problems. Moreover, we sometimes forget that the orthodontist also has an indispensable role in the treatment of dento-facial anomalies, knowing that 3 out of 5 individuals are victims of them.
However, being a full-fledged specialization in the field of dentistry with years of additional study, orthodontics is the appropriate solution to malocclusion and therefore to the proper treatment of oral and facial health.
Such a service provides aesthetics, functionality and also optimal prevention for the patients. And to be able to enjoy a significant number of benefits, recommending this type of care to children is the best option. Discover why consulting an orthodontist at a young age is more than advantageous !
Optimal growth of the bony bases
The dental bone bases are still perfectly manageable in childhood, unlike those of an adult who has experienced irregularities for several years. When you opt for an early consultation at the Avenue Foch Dental Office, this initiative will allow you to lighten the treatment if necessary, to shorten it or even avoid it. The key is a harmonious growth of the dental bone base, which optimizes jaw skills, swallowing, speech, facial harmony, but also breathing for a young toddler. By carefully controlling the growth of the jaw from childhood onwards, or by carrying out early corrections of misaligned teeth, the prognosis for the proper development of the emerging teeth will be much better.
The appearance of the permanent dentition will be more accommodating and the unsightly irregularities of the upper and lower jaws will be properly treated. All this is easier when it is started in childhood. Moreover, when dental malpositions are taken in hand at the right time, the risks of related diseases are also amply limited.
Moreover, if the intervention of an orthodontist is done as early as possible, the treatment will be less long and easier to start. However, professionals admit that there is no ideal age for the first consultation. However, between the ages of 3 and 4, maxillofacial anomalies; malocclusions; or a lack of space for permanent teeth are common. The best thing to do is to consult an expert in the field at this age if one of these problems is noticed by the parents.
On the one hand, if no particular problem is identified, an appointment with an orthodontist at age 6 is recommended to ensure that everything is in order before the first permanent teeth appear.
Limited need for surgery
Once the growth phase of the bone bases is over, surgery is the only solution to effectively treat malocclusion or jaw problems. In fact, in adulthood, since the bones and jawbone have been in a bad position for several years, it is almost impossible to rectify them to become more regular. Thus, the important corrections that will be indispensable to keep the aesthetics and the optimal functionality of the teeth and the jaw will have to be initiated only through the passage of the scalpel.
In addition, even if your child does not report any specific irregularities in tooth and bone positioning, a consultation can indicate what further treatment should be considered if necessary. The child will thus be able to benefit from essential interventions at the right time to avoid complications related to the treatment of his problem later on. The future growth of the child’s face will not be altered when the consultation of an orthodontist is done in time.
A better self-esteem
Living with physical and dental irregularities is not a major asset for the appearance. Thus, to avoid being a victim of its aesthetic appearance in the future, it is better to carry out the necessary care from childhood. Contrary to popular belief, a child may already be able to understand the disparity and thus feel different from his friends or entourage. To avoid the lack of confidence linked to a physical appearance defect which can have strong consequences on self-esteem, it is better to take care of the irregular physiognomy as soon as possible !