Whilst orthodontic treatment is normally delayed until all the adult teeth have developed and appeared in the mouth, there are circumstances when children benefit from early orthodontic treatment. For example, some of the upper incisor teeth may grow through on the wrong side of the lower incisor teeth (called a “crossbite”) and benefit from being corrected with a simple brace.
Sometimes, a tooth may be impacted and need help to grow down correctly or the prominence of the upper incisors (called an overjet) be so great, the child is at risk of bashing their front teeth, which can be heart breaking for everyone.
Young children with incorrect swallowing function and poor tongue position will benefit from treatment using an innovative Myobrace, combined with simple tongue and lip exercises.
This comfortable appliance is made from soft plastic and teaches the child to swallow correctly, whilst re-training the tongue into a better resting position.
Ideally every child should receive an orthodontic examination by a trained orthodontist by the age of 10 to check the teeth are developing correctly. If your child has not yet been seen by a specialist orthodontist, why not make an appointment with Queens Gate Orthodontics?