Orthodontic Treatment for Kids – An Overview

March 23, 2020 by Dr. Shrenik Parmar0

The main objective of orthodontic treatment is to create a healthy & functional “bite,” This involves both, tooth alignment and jaw positioning. If your child’s jaws and teeth are not lined up correctly, they might require orthodontic treatment.  As an experienced orthodontist in Pune, we believe that orthodontic check-up can begin as early as 7 years.

This is the age when a child has a mix of baby (primary) and permanent teeth. So, a check-up during this stage when the permanent teeth start replacing the baby teeth and the facial & jaw development begins, helps the orthodontist get a clear picture of any underlying issue. If a problem exists, or if one is developing, the orthodontist is able to give you the right advice on whether treatment is recommended, when it should begin, what form treatment will take and the duration.

Many parents may get a bit worried about the whole thing. But you need to understand that there is a difference between an orthodontic check-up and actually starting treatment. There are only a few orthodontic problems that might call for immediate correction. Even so, not all treatment is done using braces.

With the top orthodontic team, our dental clinic in Pune has been able to handle many cases without any issues. Whenever a problem is detected, most orthodontists prefer to take a “wait-and-see” approach. Your child’s growth and development is periodically monitored. It is only when specialists feel that treatment is needed, it can begin at the appropriate age for your child.

What are the possible causes for orthodontic problems?

Specialists agree that most orthodontic problems are inherited. Some issues are acquired over time like the habit of thumb sucking, mouth breathing, abnormal swallowing, poor dental hygiene, or early or late loss of baby teeth, accidents and poor nutrition. Sometimes an inherited orthodontic problem gets complicated due to the acquired problem. Whatever be the cause, if you consult the right orthodontist at the right time the conditions can be successfully treated.

How can orthodontic treatment be helpful?

When Orthodontic treatment begins at the right stage, it can significantly help improve your child’s bite and chew, and even contribute to clear speech in some cases. When teeth function properly, they certainly look good and healthy. In addition to the normal functioning of the teeth, an attractive smile is a complementary effect of orthodontic treatment. This boosts self-confidence that ultimately impacts the personality development.

What can untreated orthodontic issues lead to?

Many parents who believe that orthodontic is not for their kids as they are too young need to understand that untreated orthodontic problems can become worse and difficult to treat even by the top child dentist in Pune, Mumbai etc when the child grows older. There are chances that with time they will develop tooth decay, gum disease, loss of bone tissue and other dental issues.

Wrap Up: The best way to save your child from future dental problems is to start orthodontic evaluation at the right time. While there is not anyone right chronological age the timing of the treatment is important. It is determined by the type of problem that the child has or may be developing, and the child’s stage of dental development.

For any concern related to the growth of the jaws, correcting a sucking habit or abnormal swallowing pattern that is re-shaping the bone, tooth alignment etc, you can consult our team of experts that include the top-rated pediatric dentist in Pune.

Feel free to call us on 020 2567 1583 and we will be there for you!

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