Children's orthodontics and orthopaedics

Orthodontics for children

Does my child need orthodontics?

One of the questions when our children begin to change their baby teeth for the adult ones is: will they need orthodontics? All around us, more and more children wear braces and the truth is that children’s orthodontics saves time and money: aligning teeth in adulthood is much more expensive.

In addition, certain problems that are solved with orthodontics in the childhood require more complex surgical treatments when teeth are completely developed. However, it doesn’t mean that adults can’t wear braces too.

To learn more about the different types of orthodontics, how the treatments work and frequent questions regarding these, visit Invisible Orthodontics or Brackets

FAQ about children's orthodontics

Each case is different, but as a general rule, orthodontics is recommended between 11 and 13 years of age in girls and between 12 and 14 in boys. Of course, orthodontics is usually the last step in a series of visits to the pediatric dentist.

Depending on their problem, many children need previously another type of appliance: a fixed or removable dental expander, removable appliances to correct maxillary postures, other preventatives to guide the teeth to their correct position…

For this reason, and although it is necessary to visit the dentist from the age of two, we should think about orthodontic treatments from the age of six or seven. That is, when the adult teeth begin to appear.

Don't wait any longer, orthodontics at an early age is a very good idea regarding the aesthetics and the hygiene of children.

Contact doctor Concha Gross and tell her about the case of your child. We will advise you on the orthodontics that best suit your child.

    Orthopedic appliances for children

    Additionally to the orthodontic process, there are other devices such as chin rests, palatal expanders, facemasks… that are used to achieve a correct position of the jaws and other complementary actions to orthodontic treatment. Our doctor will study your child’s case and if it is necessary to use any of these treatments. Sometimes it is necessary to use these appliances to correct the position of the jaw, to widen the palate…

    Our doctor will study your child’s case and if it is necessary to use any of these treatments.

    Should you have any further question about children's orthodontics or orthopaedics, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime without obligation

    Are you looking for specialists in children’s orthodontics and orthopaedics in Málaga? Contact us and come to visit our dental clinic in Málaga and we will estimate the cost of your orthodontic treatment. We are located at Paseo de Reding, next to the Municipal Heritage Museum of Málaga.

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