Children’s orthodontics today: how is it done?

How are children’s orthodontic treatments performed?

We currently use the Invisalign First aligner technique for children. This treatment consists of a series of transparent aligners that are custom-made for each patient, based on a previous 3D digital study, which allows us to correct all types of malocclusions that usually occur in children, such as crossbites, ogival palate, mandibular advancement, dental crowding…

What are the differences in relation to adult orthodontics?

The main difference between orthodontics for children and orthodontics for adults is that, in the case of orthodontics for children, as the patients are still growing, it allows us to remodel the bone base and permit the correct development of all the oral and dental structures in terms of form, function and esthetics.

At what age should children’s orthodontic treatment begin?

The ideal age is from six years of age, that is, when the first teeth begin to be replaced. It is advisable to have a check-up with the orthodontist to detect any problems in the child’s bite and thus solve them early to avoid future developmental problems.

In what cases are children’s orthodontic treatments indicated?

Children’s orthodontics is recommended for all those children who have an alteration in their bite, such as protruding upper teeth (protrusion), narrow palates, large crowding (lack of space for teeth) and so on.

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What are the advantages of orthodontics for children?

Children’s orthodontics with Invisalign First aligners, has the advantage of great comfort for the child as they are removable, you can take them off to eat and brush your teeth, also not to carry metal elements will not produce chafing or injury. Another advantage is that being transparent they are very aesthetic and this reinforces the child’s self-esteem.

In addition, by performing a 3D digital study with the Invisalign clincheck, all the movements to be made in the child’s oral structures are more predictable than with the old metal orthodontic appliances.

For more information about children’s orthodontics, consult a dentist or dentist you trust.