Our Dentist’s continue to train under internationally acclaimed orthodontists. The orthodontic treatment philosophy is based around avoiding extractions where ever possible to help achieve not only beautiful smiles but achieve an ideal facial profile.
Crooked teeth as a child rarely self-correct and can be a sign of underlying medical conditions. Studies have shown that crowded teeth in children can be associated with poor breathing tendencies like mouth breathing. Abnormal breathing has been associated with conditions like Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Paediatric Sleep Apnoea
Identification and management of any issues associated with breathing can help your child develop normally and promote better health throughout life. Signs of poor breathing tendencies include:
- Mouth or noisy Breathing
- Grinding, snoring or restless sleep
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Speech Issues
- Difficulty with concentration
“But I thought orthodontics can’t start until all adult teeth have come through”
Gone are the days where Dentists watched while crowded teeth got worse. Although regular dental check-ups from the age of two is recommended to pick up issues as soon as possible, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the first orthodontic check-up should be completed at ages 7-10.
By picking up problems with development in this age of growth devices such as expanders or habit retraining can be used to help create space to correct crowding while preventing the need for tooth extractions and making your child’s orthodontic journey easier and simpler. But don’t worry if your child is over this age. We use state of the art orthodontic technology to help correct crowding without extractions wherever possible at any age https://damonbraces.com/choose
Following a routine dental exam we will advise you if there is an orthodontic concern and will recommend a comprehensive orthodontic assessment. This involves detailed photos of your child’s teeth and facial profile and careful analysis of dental study models and orthodontic x-rays. The orthodontic assessment identifies key issues with your child’s development so that the best options to achieve straight teeth with healthy, pleasing facial profiles scan be discussed.