If crowded teeth are left untreated until all the adult teeth have developed, treatment is much more difficult and may necessitate extractions of adult teeth to resolve the crowding. If these problems are diagnosed and treated early with simple appliances to hold space or even create space, extraction of adult teeth is often avoided.
We encourage the referral of children at the age of six to eight years, so that any abnormal tooth and jaw development can be detected early and treatment planned for the optimal time.
A couple of years ago, Dr Anton Bass was invited to take part in a Mum’s Net interview to answer many questions about your orthodontic treatments. He answered questions on a range of orthodontic treatments looking at children, thumb sucking, teenagers and adults, amongst other orthodontic topics.
One of the subjects he tackled was orthodontics for younger patients and so we thought it would be good to post some of the questions and answers regarding children’s orthodontics and teenage orthodontics on our own website. Orthodontics in young children has a major emphasis here at our practice in central London. This is commonly known as preventive orthodontics and involves treating young children with a view to preventing tooth alignment and jaw problems later on in life.
June Case of the Month:
Simple Interceptive Treatment for Class III.
Treated with expansion and protraction, no “tracks” used. Watch video: Continue reading
Dr Anton Bass helping one of the children
You may be aware that Dr Bass recently travelled to Cambodia where he was really pleased to join his dental colleagues for a trip to help the children. Continue reading