Maxillary orthopedics for children: when is it recommended?
Excellent planning and making a correct diagnosis is of vital importance to obtain the results established in the treatment objectives in infants.
About procedures in infants
The Maxillary Orthopedics in Children It is responsible for diagnosing, preventing and treating everything that makes up the stomatognathic apparatusit is not only the correct position of the teeth, but also of tongue, intermaxillary relations and lipsamong others.
The types of devices with which procedures related to Maxillary Orthopedics are performed are different, but Fixed or removable ones are mainly used. The type of appliance that is placed on the patient will depend on the objectives of the treatment (mandibular advancement, maxillary expansion, slowing mandibular growth, forming arches, etc.) which will be different in each case.
Excellent planning and making a correct diagnosis is of vital importance to obtain the results established in the treatment objectives in infants. It is important to take the radiographic studies indicated by each Specialistsince the purpose of this treatment is to normalize the shape and size of the jaws, since the growth and age of children plays a very important factor.
It should be mentioned that inheritance also plays a relevant role, since a child can inherit a small jaw and large teeth, which causes crooked or erupted teeth, as well as early loss of some of them. Other factors that cause multiple conditions are finger sucking, lip biting or pushing teeth with the tongue.
How to convince a child to attend a consultation?
You should talk to the child, explain that they are going to the Dentist, that they are going to have a device in their mouth, show them with photos, toys and be educational when explaining, in addition to adapt little by little so that when placing the device it is easierLikewise, it is important to have an age where the child can help and collaborate, which is why dfter 3 years and older, appliances can be placed in the mouth.
- Help prevent malocclusions
- As the treatments are applied, better aesthetic results can be obtained from an early age.
- Treatments can be avoided Orthodonticsbut if they were needed, the functions would be very organized in such a way that it would be stable in the future and for a short time
Specialists recommend take control of children from a very early age to monitor, and if necessary, be able to start treatment on time.