BEST ORTHODONTIST IN DELHI
Metal, colored, transparent and ceramic braces and wires manufactured by some of the best companies of the world are routinely used at the clinic.
Orthodontic treatment can be started at any age, from birth to middle age. At birth we are fabricating orthodontic appliances such as, obturators in cleft lip and palate cases.
Treatment is initiated before the onset of the malocclusion.
Treatment in initiated when the malocclusion has started to develop but has not reached its full potential. Treatment may include serial extractions of milk teeth at particular intervals along with myofunctional appliances.
When the malocclusion has almost completely developed. These cases may require extraction of permanent teeth, as there is shortage of space in the dental arches to align the teeth.
This procedure is undertaken when the desired results to get a harmonious facial profile and occlusion are not fulfilled by the routine orthodontic procedures.
Orthodontic treatment can be initiated in adults provided the gum and periodontal conditions are healthy. Age is no bar for orthodontic treatment.
Misconceptions in Orthodontic Treatment
A wrong fallacy exists that orthodontic treatment is initiated at the age of only 12 years or more, when all the permanent teeth are present. Normally, 4 permanent teeth have to be extracted. The treatment takes almost 2 to 3 years followed by retention plates to stabilize results.
Orthodontic Treatment is not related to the presence of milk or permanent teeth, but is to be initiated when the first signs if malocclusions are seen. Orthodontic treatment is a painless procedure and can be completed in most cases in 1 to 2 years. It is not an expensive treatment.
Advantages of initiating orthodontic treatment at an early age
- Take advantage of the pre-pubertal and pubertal growth spurts.
- Can avoid extraction of permanent teeth in many cases.
- Treatment is completed by the age of 12 years.
- Better and more stable result
Most malocclusions can be detected between the age of 7 to 9 years and this is the right age to address the anomaly.
Dr. Jetley offers unparalleled results in a variety of orthodontic procedures emphasizing on early orthodontic interventions with emphasis of non-extraction treatment.
Orthodontic consultation is paramount before your child is 7 years, especially if one or both the parents have a malocclusion or the child has a peversive oral habit.
Many children as early as 5 or 6 years of age may benefit from an orthodontic evaluation. This helps the orthodontist to take preventive measures.
By 7 years most children have a mix of primary (baby) and permanent teeth. Children may experience dental crowding, spacing between teeth, protruding teeth and sometimes jaw growth problems. Some of these orthodontic problems may be inherited from their parents.
Malocclusion is genetic, acquired or a combination of these factors. They could be owing to finger sucking, mouth breathing, dental disease, abnormal swallowing, respiratory diseases in children, ENT problems like tonsils and adenoids, trauma, birth defects and the like. Whatever the cause, the orthodontist is able to treat all the conditions successfully.
Dr. Jetley is trained to identify subtle problems with the jaw growth and emerging teeth, while baby teeth are still present.
The advantage for patients of early detection of orthodontic problems is that some problems may be easier to correct if they are found and treated early. Waiting till the age of 12 to 13 years makes the correction of problems more difficult. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that all children get a checkup done with an orthodontist no later than 7 years. While your child’s teeth may appear aligned and straight to you, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect.
For every child in need of treatment there is an ideal time to begin in order for achieving the best results, which only an orthodontist has an expertise to determine.