Orthodontics for children and teenagers 08

The vast majority of youngsters come to us through parental or dentist referral. Our aim is to motivate youngsters by active involvement in their orthodontic treatment.

Our surgery also offers orthodontic check-ups .

This enables early detection of irregularities in jaw development and interceptive treatment.

Early prevention

Early prevention is the best protection.

 

We recommend a first orthodontic analysis of your child at about the age of 5-7, to be able to spot and prevent deformities.

Occlusal irregularities can result in an asymetrical facial growth.

Facial growth can be improved by an Bionator.

Non-Compliance
 
This refers to non-compliance appliances. As these cannot be removed by the patient, it acts full-time, and as thus is reliable and effective.
 
Experience has shown that removable appliances are not worn enough. As a result, we work with fixed appliances whenever possible.
 
If good oral hygiene is maintained, then fixed appliances are uncomplicated and treatment time is short.

This system consists of brackets that are bonded directly onto each tooth and active arch-wires.

 

 

Modern braces are efficient, aesthetically pleasing and comfortable to wear.

 

This method also makes life easier for the parents, who do not have to continually check whether the children are wearing their brace.

Dental care -Important for a successful treatment!

Oral hygiene is essential to successful treatment. Orthodontic procedure is a waste of time without proper care for teeth and gums -  
even well-aligned teeth are of no use if they are affected by caries.
Once fixed braces have been implemented, oral hygiene is especially important for the success of the treatment. We place great emphasis in helping our patients to carry through perfect dental care.
A fixed brace means, that it is vital to clean the outer surface of the teeth, especially those areas between the brackets and gums. Always clean the gums too!
1. The toothbrush should be placed half on the teeth, half on the gums. With the bristles in a position of 45 °, clean the teeth, slanting upwards for the upper jaw, and downwards for the lower jaw.
This technique provides the best care for the problem areas around the gum line.
2. Applying no more than gentle pressure, brush the teeth with small frictional motions, ensuring that the bristle ends reach between the teeth, one by one, and to the gum line. It is often much easier for children to make small circular movements. Clean under the brace wires by placing the toothbrush bristles between the brackets and under the wires themselves.
3. Make life easier by adopting a habit of brushing your teeth systematically. For example in the upper jaw first, focusing on chewing surfaces, then the outer surfaces and then the inner surfaces of the teeth. Repeat the procedure in the lower jaw, tooth by tooth. This will ensure that nothing is overlooked.
Products such as V-shape orthodontic toothbrushes or interdental toothbrushes can help in the cleaning of teeth with fixed braces. We will be most happy to demonstrate these products as well as how to use dental floss, where correct usage is essential to avoid damage.
We recommend short toothbrushes with soft to medium strength bristles. Electric ultrasonic toothbrushes are also beneficial.  A toothbrush should not be used for longer than 8 weeks. A good systematic brushing of the teeth should last 2 to 3 minutes.
Helping our patients learn how to brush their teeth properly is an integral part of our patient care.