What are the circuit breakers in the children's teeth?
The moment your child begins visits to the dentist I think it goes through our heads whether or not your child will wear braces on their teeth. Keep in mind that in the vast majority of cases, the answer is yes. There are a multitude of removable or fixed appliances, internal or external, more visib
The moment your child begins visits to the dentist I think it goes through our heads whether or not your child will wear braces on their teeth. Keep in mind that in the vast majority of cases, the answer is yes.
There are a multitude of removable or fixed appliances, internal or external, more visible or less visible, that your child may need to use to correct a certain type of bite problem. We tell you what the circuit breakers are in the children's teeth.
When we must put circuit breakers in the teeth of children Bite problems and dental malpositions are very common and with many causes or triggers, the main one being
. For all this in your periodic visits we will evaluate thegrowth of the jaws
of your child and, in case this is not correct, how is it in the case of hypodevelopment of the maxilla, a circuit breaker coupled to the molars would be used , with a device in the palate , which we would activate gradually and that serves to shape the palate.The ideal age to place this type of appliance is before the closure or ossification of the palatal suture that joins the two halves of the palate, since after the complete development of this it would be useless and the only option would be surgery
. Between5 and 7 years
it would be time to fix this device on the palate and thus expand the upper arch. After 3 months you can already see progress in the clear example of the separation of the upper central incisors.
With the circuit breaker we managed to open enough space to avoid dental crowding, but sometimes it is also necessary to place brackets to act on unitary malpositions of each tooth.
All this fixed and removable appliances help us to achieve a correct occlusion , that is, a correct bite, which implies multiple benefits apart from aesthetics, facilitates hygiene, which decreases the risk of decay, improves chewing and swallowing, making digestion easier, decreases the risk of
periodontitis , what used to be called pioriorrea¨ or gum disease and also preventsteeth from wearing out unevenly, which saves Problems in the mandibular joint, as well as many others.Author: Marta Navarro. Children's dentist