Children and adolescents
Orthodontics in children and adolescents
Dental and jaw misalignment can be treated in children and adults even at a young age. There are no guidelines on when the appropriate time to start treatment is. This has to be decided on an individual basis, depending on the growth of the teeth and jaws.
We strongly recommend that young people with dental or jaw misalignment have an initial assessment of their teeth and jaw done at an early age. The length of the treatment also differs from patient to patient. Depending on the patient’s cooperation and the tissue reaction, treatment can last between one and four years. As well as tooth movement, jaw growth can also be modified in children and adolescents.
It is important to us that we not only help children and young people achieve an ideal tooth and jaw position but also that we remove their anxiety about dental treatment. We take special care to provide sensitive treatment for our small patients. We try to explain to them in simple words why orthodontic treatment is to be carried out and exactly what they can expect to happen.