Early Treatment of Children
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.
Patient Wearing Myobrace
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?
Use of a Myobrace to improve an anterior open bite caused by the tongue being forwards
Use of an expander to correct an anterior crossbite
Interceptive orthodontic treatment using a Myobrace
“I had sticking out teeth and the word “rabbit” came out a lot and it got a bit annoying to the extent that I wanted it fixed. So, I got a Myobrace for about 2 years and people stopped talking about it. It was really quite nice because people weren’t teasing me. I feel great about my smile and not really afraid to smile in photos.”
This young boy had prominent upper teeth, due to his lower lip becoming trapped behind his upper incisors.
He wore a Myobrace for 12 hours a day, mostly when sleeping at night, and very quickly the prominence of his teeth resolved. Although he still has adult teeth to erupt, he may not need to wear braces as a teenager as a consequence of appropriate early treatment.
"Thanks for everything you have done to my teeth and for making the visits to the orthodontist such a pleasure."
"To Claire, Thank you for being gentle with me!
Luv from Laura.
p.s. I am very pleased with my teeth."
"To my dentist lady. Thank you very much for helping me with my teeth. When I look in the mirror I will always remember you. I’m not afraid to smile because I’ve got nice white teeth."