An early visit to the orthodontist can avoid complex treatment in adulthood.

Pediatric orthodontics (between 8 and 11 years of age)

Up to 14 years of age, the upper maxillary bone and the mandible are still developing, and some habits such as thumb sucking, projection of the tongue between the teeth or mouth breathing, alter their proper growth, generating deep and narrow palates.

A narrow palate can cause open bite problems (lack of anterior contact between the upper and lower teeth), crossbite (upper teeth occlude behind the lower teeth), or tooth position problems: lack of space at tooth eruption or protrusion (teeth pulled too far forward).

With our orthopedic interceptive orthodontics, we widen your child’s palate with functional braces, ensuring that the growth of the maxillary bones is proportionate to each other and in relation to the size of the teeth they will house. Thanks to this treatment we correct future problems of dental position and occlusion.

Juvenile Orthodontics (between 11 and 14 years of age)

Our corrective orthodontics aligns the position of teeth in adolescents using brackets or clear aligners. If there are growth problems between the maxilla and mandible, our orthodontist will combine the treatment with orthopedic appliances, achieving a perfect occlusion.

To begin corrective orthodontics, the adolescent must have all the permanent dentition and be in a favorable stage of skeletal development.

The growth of facial bones is not uniform, with growth spikes and slowing phases from birth to a few years after sexual development. To determine the best time to start orthodontics, our specialist will study bone development and expected growth during the 18-24 months of treatment.

It is important to have orthodontic treatment at this age because once the period of skeletal maturation is over, the bony structures of the face cannot be modified, so that malocclusions of skeletal origin (due to poor development of the jaws) can only be corrected by combined orthodontic and maxillofacial surgery treatments or by a more complex expansion technique called MARPE combined with orthodontics.

Advantages of our children’s orthodontics

Orthodontist specializing in children

Our orthodontist has extensive experience in orthodontics and orthopedics for children and adolescents. Dr. Abboud and his team conduct advanced studies on the bone age and skeletal development of young children. As a result, we act at the right time and ensure the success of the treatment.

We avoid complex treatments

With our early diagnosis and subsequent follow-up and/or treatment in the infantile and juvenile phases, we manage to avoid complex treatments in the adult phase, being faithful to our philosophy of minimum dental invasion.

Advanced diagnostics

In our clinic we have a 3D CBCT that allows us to make teleradiographies, the most advanced technology for orthodontic and orthopedic diagnosis, being able to offer more accurate treatments in a more comfortable way.

Children's multidisciplinary team

Our orthodontic team studies all children’s cases with our specialist in children’s dentistry (pediatric dentist), achieving orderly treatment plans and very beneficial for the oral health of children.
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Doubts about orthodontics for children

Doubts about orthodontics for children

At what age should the first orthodontic check-up be performed?

Between 6 and 8 years of age, since this is when the first molars and permanent incisors erupt. Our orthodontist will check if the dental replacement, occlusion and jaw growth are correct, in order to assess if any treatment is needed. In addition, it will evaluate the existence of habits that may alter the good development. An annual review will be recommended for good follow-up.

How to avoid malocclusion and malposition of my child's teeth?

You should go to a clinic with an advanced orthodontic team that knows how to study your child’s bone age and skeletal development. A quality study allows us to start orthodontics at the right time to ensure the proper development of the jaw bones and the position of the teeth they support.

How to avoid maxillofacial surgery in adulthood?

An early check-up with a qualified orthodontist and an adequate follow-up and/or treatment in the infantile and juvenile phases, ensure that the bones of the face develop in proportion to each other and in relation to the teeth they house. In this way we avoid skeletal malocclusion that can only be corrected by maxillofacial surgery in the adult phase.

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