Orthodontic TreatmentTreatment for Children and Teenagers

The best time for your child to have his/her initial orthodontic evaluation is between the ages of 8 and 9 years to evaluate whether his/her dental development is normal.

It is very important that children are treated at the right age to harness the growth to assist in correcting the problem and ensures a good result. If the incorrect treatment is applied during this time and the outcome is not acceptable then the opportunity to get the best result may be missed.

The adolescent growth spurt of girls and boys usually occur when the permanent teeth (excluding the wisdom teeth) erupt and coincidentally this is the time when most treatment is normally carried out (anywhere between the ages of 11 and 14 years). Sometimes, however, earlier treatment is necessary to prevent a more serious problem from developing (interceptive treatment).

Treated Cases

  • Case 1
  • Case 2
  • Case 3
DIAGNOSIS
  • Class II Division 1 Malocclusion (underdeveloped lower jaw)
  • Unilateral Posterior Cross-bite
  • Excessive Overjet
  • Severe Deep Bite
  • Dental Class II (teeth don’t fit together)
  • Upper incisors are proclined
  • Lower incisors are retroclined
TREATMENT
  • 1st Phase Interceptive Treatment:
    • Rapid Maxillary Expansion Appliance
  • 2nd Phase Comprehensive Treatment:
    • Fixed Appliance Therapy (traditional braces)
    • Retractor Orthopaedic Appliance
    • Elastic Therapy
    • Retention Programme
DIAGNOSIS
  • Class I Skeletal Relationship (borderline Class II)
  • Diastema between upper central incisors (gap)
  • Midline deviation
  • Space deficiency with blocked out canines
TREATMENT
  • Non-extraction Therapy
  • Multiband Fixed Appliance Therapy
  • Elastic Therapy
  • Retention Programme
DIAGNOSIS
  • Skeletal Class II Relationship (Jaw malalignment)
  • Increased lower facial height
  • Severe bi-dental protrusion of incisors
  • Anterior open-bite
  • Space excess
  • Tongue Thrust Habit
TREATMENT
  • Non-extraction Treatment
  • Multiband Fixed Appliance Therapy
  • Vertical/Intrusive mechanics on upper arch
  • Elastic Therapy
  • Tongue Training Exercises
  • Retention Programme

Your own beautiful teeth will always be better than an artificial set

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