Orthodontic treatment can include the use of expanders, space maintainers, braces, clear aligners, removable functional appliances, headgear, retainers and many others.
Orthodontists are generally familiar with the entire spectrum of appliances and techniques used in orthodontic treatment.
Treatment that is done in children around the ages of 7 to 10 years when there is a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth in the mouth is called early treatment, Phase I treatment, or interceptive treatment.
This treatment is intended to correct a problem with the normal development of the jaws and teeth.
Sometimes this early treatment can prevent the need for additional treatment later although most of the time a second phase of treatment called Phase II treatment will be required once all the adult teeth have grown into the mouth. For adolescents and adults with all adult teeth a single phase of treatment is normally sufficient.
The importance of detecting an orthodontics problem in its most initial stages cannot be understated. The Indian Orthodontic Society, along with all the Orthodontic Associations in the world.
Sometimes, it is already a bit late, before you realise that something is wrong with your child’s teeth. Putting off treatment any further may call for more aggressive treatment and/or deliver compromised results, whenever the treatment is initiated later in life.
Financial commitments on the part of their parents or, academic obligations on their part are the two main reasons which many individuals cite as the reason behind seeking orthodontic opinion later in life.
Dental or Orthodontic braces are devices used to control tooth movement, so they can be moved into their most correct positions, making maintenance of the dental arches easier & thus help improve dental bite and health.
Aligners is the dominant provider of clear aligners for orthodontic treatment and therefore has the name recognition.It should be noted that there are other clear aligner providers in the marketplace such as Clear Correct or Orthoclear.
Some problems that orthodontic specialists are trained to deal with involve correcting jaw disharmonies using dentofacial orthopedics.In growing patients, removable functional appliances can be used to put the jaws in balance.
An expander is frequently used in orthodontic treatment to widen the upper jaw to make room for the teeth and to match better with the lower jaw.The most common type of expander is the Hyrax, which is also referred to as a rapid palatal expander.
Headgear is an extraoral (outside the mouth) appliance that connects with the teeth and jaws through braces or other inside the mouth appliance, to apply force to the upper jaw. Headgear with straps that go around the neck or the back of the head are designed to pull the upper jaw back.
Orthodontic treatment can have some impact on sleep disorders in patients.In children, the most common sleep disorder is obstructive sleep apnea.Sleep disorders in children are often called sleep disordered breathing. OSA in children is associated to some degree.