Invisible children's orthodontics. Interview with Gustavo Camañas

Invisible children's orthodontics. Interview with Gustavo Camañas

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Having well aligned teeth is essential to have a beautiful smile. The dentist Gustavo Camañas explains what are the most recommended orthodontic systems for children.

When should we take children to an orthodontist?

From the age of three, if the child has perfectly placed teeth and there are no drift spaces, they should be referred to the orthodontist because there will surely be a lack of space for the final ones. We must also observe the child's upper palate because if it is very contracted, that is, if the child has a pointed palate, it must be controlled by the specialist to correct it in the face of permanent teeth.

Another case that we must take into account is that of the child who has sucked his thumb a lot and has left an open bite. The orthodontist may begin to place a first phase orthodontics, which are removable appliances, intended to prepare the jaw to place a fixed orthodontic in the future.

Can the malposition of the teeth be corrected when they start to come out crooked?

Until the upper and lower incisors have come out, the orthodontist should not act. In this case, the diagnosis must be personalized.

What types of braces are currently available as alternatives to braces?

We have a wide variety of orthodontic appliances depending on the function they are going to perform. For first phase orthodontics, aimed at bone correction, that is, to adapt the jaw of children, we have removable orthodontics, which are removable appliances, which are generally used only at night. Within corrective orthodontics we have, on the one hand, metal braces and, on the other, aesthetic orthodontics, which is now so fashionable in Spain.

Metal braces have been replaced by glass, ceramic or sapphire braces, which are practically unnoticeable. There is another type of invisible orthodontics, transparent aligners, which are transparent removable splints for people over 18 years of age. And we cannot forget the lingual braces, which is a technique that consists of placing the brackets on the inside of the teeth, so they are not noticeable, but they act the same. Internal braces are suitable for children, but with precautions because they cause a little friction with the tongue. Metal braces are the most recommended orthodontic system for children.

Do children clench their jaw or teeth too?

Yes, currently many parents go to the consultation with their children for problems of bruxism, which consists of clenching or grinding teeth at night, during sleep. Until recently, this was a problem that occurred in parents due to stress, but now society is changing. When a child manifests bruxism, it is necessary to study the cause of the child's concern, that is, the psychological reason rather than its dental consequences.

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