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Why is Corrective Treatment Needed? The Best Age for Orthodontic Treatment?

Why is Corrective Treatment Needed? The Best Age for Orthodontic Treatment?

With the improvement of living standards, people's pursuit of beauty is increasing, especially the requirements for teeth, not only for the function of chewing food, but also for aesthetics. When there are unsightly teeth, such as abnormal upper and lower jaws, maxillary protrusion, uneven teeth, double teeth and so on, orthodontic treatment is required.


Ⅰ. Comprehensive orthodontic treatment for people of all ages


With the continuous development of oral medicine, comprehensive orthodontic treatment of teeth has no age limit, and many people of different age groups can improve dental defects through orthodontic treatment and plastic surgery. However, the ease and effectiveness of straightening teeth varies at all ages.


Comprehensive orthodontic treatment covers a wide range and usually refers to: the treatment process of improperly arranged teeth, abnormal tooth shape and abnormal tooth color through oral technical means. There are many ways to straighten your teeth, such as resin veneers, porcelain veneers, porcelain teeth, orthodontics and so on.


When correcting teeth, it is necessary to consider the actual situation of the individual's teeth, the type of dental malformation, and then select the treatment method based on individual requirements. Because each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, and different people have their own preferences, it is necessary to communicate directly with the doctor to determine the plan during the examination. Orthodontic correction is mainly divided into functional correction and aesthetic correction.


Ⅱ. Reasons for the need for comprehensive orthodontic treatment


There are many reasons for the need for comprehensive orthodontic treatment, mainly including genetic and environmental factors. Environmental factors include congenital and acquired factors.


1. Congenital factors refer to various influences on the growth and development of the fetus in the mother's womb, which may be the nutritional and metabolic disorders of the mother or the fetus, the mother suffering from rubella or infection with the virus, the mother's trauma during pregnancy or birth injury caused by childbirth.


2. Acquired factors refer to the influences on growth and development after birth.


(1) Diseases: certain acute infectious diseases or certain chronic wasting diseases may affect the development of teeth and jaws. Endocrine dysfunction or malnutrition, especially vitamin deficiencies, may affect the development of teeth and jaws.


(2) Abnormal breathing and swallowing: abnormal breathing and swallowing may affect the development of teeth and jaws.


(3) Bad habits: such as finger biting, biting the upper lip or lower lip habits, tongue sticking out or tongue habit.


(4) Problems that occur during the deciduous or mixed dentition stage: for example, premature loss of deciduous teeth, delayed loss of deciduous teeth, premature loss of permanent teeth, and disorder of the eruption sequence of permanent teeth will cause uneven teeth.


Ⅲ. Optimal age for comprehensive orthodontic treatment


The optimal age for orthodontic treatment depends on the situation. Different deformities require different correction times.


1. Orthodontics at the deciduous stage


The period from 4 to 5 years old is mainly suitable for the situation of "underbite" which is often said. Early correction is conducive to the development of the maxilla and the prevention of permanent crossbite. If the child has some bad habits such as sticking out the tongue and biting the lip, early orthodontic treatment can also be performed at this stage.


2. Orthodontics in the mixed dentition stage


Girls: 8-10 years old, boys: 9-12 years old. If it is found that the child has bad habits such as biting the lip, protruding the tongue, and protruding the jaw, as well as abnormal facial and tooth arrangement, you should go to the hospital in time to find an orthodontist for examination to determine whether it is dental, functional or bony malocclusion deformity, and clear comprehensive orthodontic treatment plan.


3. Orthodontics in the permanent dentition stage


Girls: 11-14 years old, boys: 13-15 years old. At this time, the child's teeth have been replaced, and the bones are basically shaped. The common malocclusion can be well corrected at this stage.

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