What is the ideal age to start orthodontics?
Sometimes it’s hard to know when to startorthodontic treatment for your child. An estimated 60% of children aged 9 to 12 need braces (source UFSBD).
To guarantee optimum results, treatment should be started at the right time: neither too early nor too late. In certain rare cases (lower jaw too far forward, for example), treatment can begin as early as 4-5 years of age. So don’t wait until all the baby teeth have fallen out before your child’s first dental check-up.
The ideal age for a child’ s first orthodontic consultation is around 7 years old.
Lower jaw too far forward, swallowing problems, thumb sucking, mouth breathing… These are some of the cases where you shouldn’t wait to consult your orthodontist. In fact, treatment can start as early as age 4-5.
Orthoplus functional education is carried out using soft aligners on young children. This treatment intercepts poor praxis, promotes natural growth of the face and jaw and eliminates functional blockages. Trays facilitate orthodontic treatment by shortening its duration and guaranteeing long-term stability.
Thanks to their precision and targeted action on realigning dental positioning, correcting lingual positioning and labial musculature, and stimulating mandibular growth, Orthoplus Functional Education appliances represent a significant advance in the field of dentofacial orthopedics.
So don’t wait until all the baby teeth have fallen out to do your child’s first consultation.
How does it work?
In most cases, the first step is to correct jaw misalignments, so that growth can take place correctly. A second stage of treatment, alignment, then begins in adolescence, when all the permanent teeth are in place.
This second stage will be shortened and facilitated if a treatment started at a younger age has been indicated and followed.