Early intervention focusing on orthotropic, orthopaedic and orthodontic work allows our clinicians to facilitate change in a developing child and provide a stable framework for the future of your child’s teeth.
A range of fixed and removable appliances may be used. Commonly used appliances are fixed onto the upper or lower teeth, creating space and aligning both baby and adult teeth. The best age for this is during 7-9 years old, which means that diagnosis is best done just before this growth spurt. Predicting and using a child’s peak facial growth can meet improvements in facial profile and tooth position met with minimal resistance and maximum change.
These appliances are simple to use and provide efficient and stable results. Often, a child who uses these appliances may need further adjustment of their teeth in the future, but the change required is minimal, meaning less treatment time and less complexity in treatment.
Fixed orthodontic braces can be utilized on children as young as seven to correct poor positioning of teeth and jaws. Through a simplified braces approach, teeth have braces placed and teeth are aligned. As some baby teeth are in the mouth until age 14, alignment of these teeth allows for better form, function, and increasing predictability in the eruption of adult teeth.