Preventive orthodontic treatment in children is recommended from the age of 6, as this is when the first adult molars come through. If an orthodontic treatment is necessary, the age of the child, the type of problem and number of milk teeth that have fallen out must all be taken into account. At Ortodoncia Tres Torres Barcelona we specialise in children’s orthodontics and are big fans of little smiles. We understand the importance for a child to feel comfortable and not at all fearful when visiting the orthodontist. In our clinic your child will have a great time playing with the PlayStation or drawing on our huge blackboard.
Preventative orthodontic treatment in children
Preventive orthodontic treatment in children is very important. Once a child has stopped growing, it is no longer possible to correct the maxilla and/or the jawbone. For this reason it is essential to do so at an early age.
A child’s first visit to the orthodontist should take place at about 6 years old as this is when the first adult first molars come through. It is the perfect moment to perform the first orthopantomography or x-ray of the mouth to assess possible problems.
At this age it is fundamental to assess is the size of the jaw. It is important to see whether the upper dental arch occludes above the lower arch, i.e. whether it closes seamlessly like a box.
If the mouth closes properly, no treatment is necessary and the next check-up should take place when all the adult teeth have come through. If, however, the upper dental arch does not occlude above the lower one and there is a cross-bite, an expander should be fitted. Treatment should take 8 and 12 months.
If a cross-bite is not corrected as soon as possible, lateralised deviation of the jaw occurs, causing facial asymmetry over time.
Expanders for children
Expanders for children are an orthodontic treatment to help expand the palate.
Prices for children’s braces
The price for children’s braces is calculated on a case by case basis and depends on the treatment you choose.
Make an appointment now with no obligation:
- We carry out dental screenings on children between the ages of 6 and 8, free of charge, as part of our preventative orthodontic initiative.
- If treatment is necessary, we will quote you a fixed price with unbeatable 0% finance.