Are you looking for orthodontic care for your children? If so, orthodontics is the field of dentistry which specialises in straightening teeth and other dental issues. There are many orthodontists who specialise in working with kids, known as pediatric orthodontists, and these orthodontists provide both general orthodontic care and orthodontic care for children who require orthognathic surgery (surgery to correct jaw issues).
Orthodontics is a field which has been growing in popularity, as optimal oral health is an important part of overall health. If your child requires orthodontic treatment to help with crooked or misaligned teeth, orthodontist care can help to improve their oral health in addition to improving how they look.
Even if your child has not yet had orthodontic issues or problems with improper orthodontics, it’s important that you bring them in for an orthodontic checkup. The orthodontist can provide information about what orthodontic care is, the benefits of orthodontics, and how to maintain optimal oral health throughout your child’s life.
The orthodontist will ask you some questions about your child before the examination, including when they started losing teeth, any orthodontic issues they have experienced, orthognathic surgery they may have had, any records of previous orthodontics you may have, and more.
After asking these questions, the orthodontist will complete an orthodontic examination with your child to determine whether there are orthodontic issues which need to be addressed. If there are orthodontic issues, the orthodontist will discuss treatment options with you and your child to determine how best to move forward.
Orthodontics is a dental specialty which focuses on the health of teeth, lips, cheeks, gums, jaws, and other oral structures and tissues. While orthodontic issues do affect adults to some degree, orthodontics is most commonly used for children and adolescents to address orthodontic issues such as overbites, underbites, crooked teeth, misaligned teeth, and more.
The orthodontist who cares for your child will provide orthodontic treatment, including orthodontic appliances such as braces and retainers. The orthodontist may also provide orthognathic surgery to address orthodontic and jaw issues which cannot be addressed with orthodontics alone.