About Orthodontics and Timing
Orthodontics for Children
While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment;
There is recommendation that children have an assessment by an orthodontist by age 10. This is important, because orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. Although your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect. If there is a problem, the orthodontist may recommend that treatment is required immediately or indicate that it can be postponed until the child is older.....more
Orthodontic Treatment for Adults
A healthy smile plays a significant role in life, both socially and in terms of your health.
Orthodontic treatment is no longer just for teens. There has been a tremendous increase in adult patients, and today, one in five orthodontic patients are over the age of 21! Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age as long as gums and bone structure are healthy.....more
Just as orthodontics repositions teeth, orthognathic surgery (also known as surgical orthodontics) corrects jaw irregularities and to improve the patient´s ability to chew, speak, and breathe and for improved facial appearances. In other words, surgical orthodontics straightens your jaw. Moving the jaws also moves the teeth, so braces are always performed in conjunction with jaw correction. This helps to make sure your teeth are in their proper positions after surgery.....more
Orthodontic Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea
Do you doze off during the day with no explanation? Do you snore loudly or wake up feeling breathless in the middle of the night? If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be affected by obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). It is estimated 4% of middle-aged men and 2% of middle-aged women have OSA in Britain.
Mandibular advancement device provided by orthodontist has been one of the four clinically proven options in the management of OSA.....more