Pour qui est l’orthodontie interceptive?
Orthodontics for children 3 years or older
Since 2002, the Haute Autorité de santé has recommended that children receive dental consultations from a practitioner before reaching 6 years of age.
However, only 9% of orthodontic treatments are begun before the age of 9.
If your child shows a disposition towards thumb sucking (or their pacifier), mouth breathing, placing their tongue between their teeth while swallowing, restless sleep, waking up sweating during the night, fatigue during the day, or difficulties at school- they could be suffering from conditions that can cause teeth misalignment and poor facial development.
Therefore, it's important to address these oral-facial conditions at the earliest age possible.
Does my child suffer from oral-facial conditions?
Together, we can catch tooth and jaw developmental issues in time!
Children frequently exhibit the following oral-facial conditions:
Does your child put or push their tongue in between their teeth while swallowing?
Does your child have a strong disposition towards mouth breathing?
Is your child older than 12 months and still continues to suck their thumb/pacifier?
Outside of children’s behavioral tendencies, environmental factors such as air pollution, diet, and in particular soft foods also contribute to conditions that hinder healthy facial development.
This not only carries consequences for their oral health and jaws, but can also affect the quality of their sleep and their overall general health.
Restless Sleep and Fatigue
Does your child have trouble sleeping and suffers from fatigue during the day?
Difficulties with Pronunciation
Does your child have difficulties pronouncing certain words or sounds?
Difficulties Chewing or Biting
Does your child have trouble chewing or biting into hard foods?
These functional issues can interfere with children’s teeth alignment and facial development.
Teeth (frequently canines and incisors) that develop overlaps
Gapping Between Teeth
Upper incisors and canines that are significantly misaligned with the lower teeth
A protrusion of the upper mandible that pushes the upper teeth forward
Lower incisors and canines that cover the upper teeth
A protrusion of the lower mandible that causes the lower teeth to cover the upper teeth
Upper incisors that completely cover the lower teeth