Early Ortho Treatment
Here at K&K Dental Studio in Ottawa, Dr. Plieva offers orthodontic care for children. By treating your child’s problems early, you save money and may prevent the need for more extensive future treatment. Dr. Plieva can get your child’s smile off to a healthy start by treating your child early! Parents want the best for their children; straight teeth, properly sized jaws, straight profiles, and beautiful smiles.
75% of 12-year-olds need orthodontic treatment, yet 90% of a child’s face has already developed by that age! Here at K&K Dental, Dr. Plieva guides your child’s facial development as early as possible. Up to 80% of your child’s treatment can be corrected before the adult teeth are present!
Many children who need orthodontic treatment due to a bad bite have underdeveloped lower jaws.
Dr. Plieva utilizes various concepts that can reposition the lower jaw forward, improve your child’s profile, and correct the bite problem within 7 to 9 months.
Dr. Plieva can often prevent bite problems, underdeveloped jaws, narrow arches, crowded teeth, deep overbites, jaw joint problems, airway problems, and thumb-sucking habits.
Many children with narrow jaws, deep overbites, or receding lower jaws have unhealthy jaw joints which can cause:
- Headaches and neck pain
- Dizziness and fainting
- Earaches or ringing in the ears
- Clicking and locking jaws, or difficulty opening jaws
Deep overbites and receding lower jaws may cause earaches, stuffiness, or ringing in the ears. If an infection has been ruled out, Dr. Plieva can eliminate these symptoms effectively.
Mouth breathing can lead to orthodontic problems as well as other problems such as poor sleep habits. This can leave children prone to daytime fatigue, an inability to concentrate in school, and headaches. Mouth breathing can cause narrow arches and unattractive smiles. By treating children early while they are actively growing, Dr. Plieva can help them achieve a broad, beautiful smile and prevent many issues.
Since younger children between the ages of 7 and 11 are often much more cooperative than children between the ages of 12 to 14, the use of functional appliances becomes very smart! As well, early treatment will probably mean that your child will need to wear fixed braces on their adult teeth for less time.
Crowded teeth are caused by narrow arches. Developing the arches at an early age may prevent or eliminate the crowding of permanent teeth and often eliminates the need to remove any adult teeth. Narrow jaws can confine the tongue and interfere with normal speech. Early treatment may ensure proper growth and greatly enhance your child’s ability to speak normally.
Dr. Plieva also uses Myrobraces® to help children have straight teeth, correct poor oral habits, and improve overall health. The Myobrace®System is a preventive pre-orthodontic treatment that focuses on addressing the underlying causes of crooked teeth, often without the need for braces or extraction of teeth, unlocking natural growth and development. Treatment is best suited to children aged 3 to 15 and involves using a series of removable intra-oral appliances that are worn for 1-2 hours each day plus overnight while sleeping.
Dr. Plieva may provide your child with improved appearance and speech. Dr. Plieva takes great pride in helping children to have the healthiest most beautiful smile possible. If you have any questions, please feel free to speak with one of our K&K Dental Studio team members today.