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Orthopedic Orthodontics

ORTHOPAEDIC
ORTHODONTICS

Orthopaedic Orthodontics in Wimbledon

Orthodontists straighten misaligned teeth and improve your appearance

Orthopaedic orthodontics is a process that helps in guiding facial movement and directing the jaw bone by using functional appliances. Breathing through the mouth can lead to developing crowded teeth and narrow arches. By using functional appliances during growing period, you can attain beautiful and confident smile. However, if you do not treat mouth breathing problems on time, this can cause improper sleeping habits and insufficient sleep.

Functional appliances can correct:

  • Bite problems

  • Crowded or crooked teeth

  • Narrow arches

  • Deep overbites

  • Underdeveloped jaws

  • Breathing problems

  • Jaw joint problems

  • Thumb and finger sucking habits

  • Sensitive teeth

  • Severe headaches

  • Back, neck or shoulder pain

  • Difficulty in chewing food

Functional appliances may prevent:

  • Crowding

  • Speech difficulties

  • Removal or extraction of permanent teeth

  • Fang-like tooth appearance

  • Use of fixed brackets

What can you expect from the treatment?

Before performing the treatment, the orthodontist will evaluate the case thoroughly and offer free initial consultation to the patients. You will have to undergo dental examination and then complete discussion about your expected results.

Orthopaedic orthodontics is divided into four different categories that have been listed below:

  • Extraction - It might be needed to extract the permanent teeth for improved dental health in certain cases.

  • Fixed appliances - These are mainly used for correcting the position of crooked and misaligned teeth.

  • Surgical - If you are suffering from bone imbalance, the orthodontist may suggest performing surgical procedures to correct such problems.

  • Removable orthopaedic appliances - When the jaw bone does not grow properly, removable appliances are used for correcting these problems.

FAQs on orthopaedic orthodontics

Is it necessary to have tooth extractions?

If you have large teeth with a specific kind of bite, then removing premolars can be appropriate. If you are developing wisdom teeth, one set of molar need to be removed to allow spacing for other teeth. Most people do not have enough space for all 32 teeth and so, removing a set of molars on time can avoid oral problems with wisdom teeth in future.

What is the correct age to start the treatment?

The treatment starts when the child still has milk teeth. This is because children find it easy to wear braces. Once the baby teeth are lost, the space can be hold that makes alignment of adult teeth convenient.

Our orthodontists in Wimbledon assess children from the age of 4 years, and then reassess them again at every dental examination.Some kinds of oral developmental problems need to be treated immediately after they have been diagnosed, but the treatment usually starts between 7 to 12 years.

How long will the treatment take?

This will actually depend on the development of jaws and age of the patient. It usually takes longer time than usual in case of orthodontic treatment. The treatment time is somewhere between 18 months to 2 years, on an average.

Can adults go for orthodontic treatments?

Yes, adults can perform the treatment as this helps in improving their overall appearance. However, it will take more time to attain this if you are above 18. Our orthodontists at the dental practice in Wimbledon, London aims to design appliances which are almost invisible for adult patients.

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