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Child and adult orthodontics
Child and adult orthodontics

Child and adult orthodontics

A healthy dentition in an adult person is being prepared

since childhood. Milk teeth are not faithful copies of definitive teeth, but they have certain anatomical features that greatly influence their treatment.

The importance of the milk teeth is overwhelming in the good development of the child and the eruption of the definitive teeth and for this reason their neglect on the grounds that they will be lost anyway is totally wrong.

The young child should be taught proper hygiene and a visit to the dentist. A visit to the dentist only when there is pain will not only create an unpleasant feeling for the child who is already in pain, but can even create fear and aversion towards the dentist. This may result in a phobia or fear of dentistry and ultimately a series of dental problems.

For these reasons, we encourage parents to bring young children to the dentist, even from the age of 2 years. The first sessions are sessions where everything happens as a play with the child so that in the end he can trust the doctor and see him as a friend. Practically in this way the child will be trained in dental hygiene, the teeth that are more susceptible to decay will be sealed, the dental anomalies of position and shape will be corrected and finally a smooth tooth will be obtained during the adult period.

Any tooth can be cured, but there are some areas more susceptible to decay, namely the grooves and pits of the temporary molars and of the premolars and definitive molars. If immediately after the eruption, the sealing is done, the chance of a decay is practically reduced, with the possibility of reaching adulthood without any decay. Basically, the sealing consists of filling with a thin layer of fluid composite material of the dentures and ditches preventing the exposure of these areas to the oral cavity environment.

From the milk dentition, the first symptoms of the tooth-maxillary anomalies manifest and are accentuated in the definitive dentition. From this moment of the onset of symptoms can be made a mobilizable orthodontic device that is worn only at night and that will guide the development of the jaws and the eruption of the teeth. The sooner it is done, the faster the anomaly will be corrected and the treatment will be easier to bear with the child. The average wear time of a mobilizable orthodontic device is around 2 years. They are made of acrylate and are usually customized according to the wishes of the child.

Fixed orthodontic appliances are usually indicated when all the definitive teeth are present on the arch, so from adolescence until the age of three. The average duration of wearing a fixed orthodontic device is on average 2 years. Brackets are of several categories depending on the aesthetic needs of the patient: metallic, ceramic, transparent, etc.
In conclusion, in order to have a perfect tooth, it is necessary to follow from childhood the development of the tooth-maxillary apparatus and the necessary dental treatments. It is also important to remember that a dentist visit is required every 6 months to prevent any decay and to intercept any dental abnormalities in a timely manner.

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