Early intervention & children's orthodontics,
Does your child have any of the following?
- Crooked Teeth
- Thumb Sucking habits
- Eats with mouth open
- Suffers from regular colds, ear
- infections and has difficulty breathing through their nose.
The right age to come in for orthodontics?
Orthodontics can be done at any age including adulthood, but it is often easier when younger. Approximately age 8 is the best time to bring children so as not to miss possible opportunities to minimise treatment.
Early Intervention – No Braces
At Dentology Dental, we use a variety of removable appliances that are designed specifically for each case.
A removable appliance can be highly effective as long as it is worn as instructed. Compliance is crucial if one is to expect success with anything other than braces. In simple terms, this means that some children need to wear plates 24 hours a day (any colour they like) for a number of months, depending on the severity of course.
Different appliance is indicated for different problems such as to expand or widen arches, to align teeth or to guide jaw growth and development. Most plates are efficient when used when the patient is still growing. This is why treatment is started ‘early’.
Fees vary depending on the degree of difficulty and are covered in the information pack.
A view from one of our senior dentists, Dr Zayed on the Early Intervention Arch Development System
“I have seen the incredible results that can be achieved when we focus on arch expansion. Put simply, we put our effort into creating space for teeth rather than extracting them. It is my view that arch development (also referred to as arch expansion) can provide a fuller smile which generally leads to a better aesthetic outcome. My approach is on early arch development in children to make room for the adult teeth before they erupt. Once arch development is complete, then we focus at straightening the teeth using other removable appliances. I am very pleased with the results this treatment achieves. Parents are pleased by broad smiles and fuller faces they see in their children, even mid treatment. If you are interested in considering an alternative to braces, then please contact us to make an appointment for a consultation.”
Dr Zayed is one of our Dentists at Dentology Dental Care who provide treatment Early Intervention – No Braces for younger children.