The optimal time for orthodontic treatment in children or teenagers is between the ages of 10 and 14. In this period, we can provide the shortest possible treatment time with the best results, which is why at Orto MG we pay special attention to our youngest patients. Careful monitoring of their development allows us to detect issues in time and offer solutions for disproportionate growth of the jaw or tooth development and alignment that creates a better and more confident smile for your child. We also advise you on how to eliminate incorrect functioning and your child’s negative habits, such as thumb, tongue, or lip sucking. We offer the close attention of a sympathetic professional who can understand the needs of your child, in addition to providing the most advanced orthodontic approaches. We are aware that timely treatment is what can help your child on their journey to the optimal smile, which is why we will never make you wait for our services.
Services for Youth
- Monitoring the development of your child's jaw and teeth.
- Timely action in the event of problems, thus preventing the need for later, more demanding, orthodontic treatment.
- Effective elimination of consequences of disproportionate jaw growth.
- Tooth alignment and bite improvement in your child.
3 myths of orthodontic treatment for children.
- My child is too young for braces
- The cost of treatment is too high
- I am worried that my child will be in pain
Resolutions for a nice smile
Fixed braces with metal brackets
Fixed braces with metal brackets These braces are a favourite among children. The traditional brackets also allow for frequent swapping out of colourful rubber bands, which many children like. The advantages of these braces include very precise 3D movement of teeth and excellent value. Patients must know that these braces are the most visible and the most challenging to clean.
Removable retainers are made of acrylic plates and wires that control the retention and movement of teeth. They are most often used in the elimination of problems in the early years or as an additional measure to complement treatment with fixed braces (for example, in children with a deep bite). The advantage of retainers is mainly their practicality, as they can be easily removed during cleaning or eating. The drawback is limited tooth movement control, which is why they are mainly used to prepare children for treatment with fixed braces.
Fixed braces with white (porcelain) brackets
This type of treatment is especially popular with adults who want their braces to be as invisible as possible. The brackets are made of porcelain that can be white or the colour of your child’s teeth. The advantages of orthodontic braces include their 3D tooth alignment and low noticeability.
These are used in the case of skeletal irregularities or in irregular jaw growth, as well as before and during treatment with fixed braces. The appliances can be removable (Twin Blocks) or fixed (Herbst).
Unlike traditional braces, self-ligating brackets do not require elastic ligatures. This primarily means easier cleaning of the braces and faster moving of the teeth towards the desired position. These braces are very visible.