Children’s orthodontics must not miss three golden periods
Core tip: Poor tooth growth will affect aesthetics and even cause inferiority in children. Many children are beginning to realize that they are correcting their teeth. When is the best time for children to correct their teeth?
Does something need to be done to correct the teeth?
Experts say that there are three stages in the best time to correct your teeth.
With the improvement of people’s living standards, more and more patients require orthodontic treatment, and many parents and friends are inevitably asking: “When is it better to start treating children with teeth?
“The uneven ends of the teeth will affect the child’s oral appearance, will bring a heavy burden on the child’s mind, and even produce a strong sense of inferiority and psychological disorders, affecting the development of children’s physical health.
Chang Shaohai, director of the Orthodontics Specialist at Zhongshan Second Hospital, reminds parents not to miss the “golden age” of orthodontics for children and adolescents.
The best age for orthodontics is generally divided into three stages. The deciduous stage (4-5 years old) is mainly used for deciduous teeth (early ground). Early correction is beneficial to the development of the maxillary bone and prevents permanent occlusion.
If the child has bad habits (such as tongue extension, lip biting, etc.), it can be corrected at this stage to prevent misalignment.
Second, the replacement period (girls: 8-10 years old, boys: 9-12 years old) is suitable for patients with functional malocclusion and osteoclastic malocclusion caused by bad habits, tongue interference and other factors.
If you find that your child has bad habits (such as lip biting, tongue extension, mandibular extension, etc.), abnormal face shape and abnormal tooth distribution during the tooth replacement stage, you should take your child to the hospital for an orthodontic doctor for consultation.
Because this stage is the pre-puberty and peak period of child growth and development, if your child is functional or osteoporotic malocclusion, then treatment at this stage can make full use of the growth potential of the jawbone, by promoting or inhibiting the jawboneGrowth to achieve therapeutic purposes is more beneficial to improving the child’s facial shape and function.
Third, in the early stages of permanent teeth (girls: 11-14 years old, boys: 13-16 years old), common malocclusions can be well treated at this stage.
At this time, most of the permanent teeth in the oral cavity have sprouted, the arch development has been basically completed, and the teeth are uneven. The jaws of this age group are still in the rapid stage of growth and development. Orthodontics is in need of use.The growth and development potential of the jawbone enables optimal tooth movement and alveolar reconstruction.
It is particularly reminded that the “weekly orthodontics” or “rapid orthodontics” that has caused heated debate in society has caused a misunderstanding of orthodontic treatment.
The so-called “one-week orthodontics” or “rapid orthodontics” is actually a restoration method that changes the anterior teeth.
Orthodontists around the world believe that 1-2 years of correction time is appropriate without causing adverse reactions.
If you miss the “golden period” of orthodontics and re-correct it in adulthood, for the serious abnormalities of the jaw bone that have formed, if there is a “serious anti-occlusion” of family history, you need to perform orthodontic surgery to achieve the idealEffect.
Therefore, determining the optimal time for orthodontics is not absolute, the doctor depends on the different types of dental deformities and the individual’s growth and development.
However, for some patients with severe deformities caused by teeth, timely and effective results can be obtained with half the effort.
Dialysis Expert: Associate Professor Chang Shaohai, Director of Orthodontics, Sun Yixian Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University