Orthodontic Treatment for Children

Orthodontics For Children in Nicosia

A lovely smile and straight teeth can have a tremendous impact on a child’s confidence and oral health.

Kids who feel uncomfortable with their smile or their friends at school tease them should see a pediatric orthodontist to restore their confidence and good function of their mouth.

Smalto Dental Clinic in Nicosia boasts a team of experienced, friendly and caring dentists specializing in orthodontics for children. We believe that every child deserves a healthy and beautiful smile, and we will do whatever it takes to achieve that goal.

Our expert orthodontists are focused on providing the highest quality of care for children of all ages, making their treatment as comfortable and enjoyable as possible in a safe and secure environment.

Above all, we are honored to play a role in helping your children achieve their full potential through a confidence-boosting smile. Request an initial consultation today for you and your child, and let our team handle the rest.

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healthier, more beautiful smile!

Three Types of Children Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic Problems In Children

Orthodontics is not merely an aesthetic intervention. It is an advanced dental procedure used to diagnose, prevent and treat the incorrect arrangement of the teeth.

Orthodontic treatment aims primarily to restore the good functioning of the mouth and improve the aesthetics of the face and smile. It also improves the ability to chew and talk, and helps apply proper oral hygiene.

A thorough examination by an expert orthodontist before age 7 will allow for early detection of problems and timely orthodontic intervention, providing your child with a healthier and more beautiful smile. If the orthodontist identifies problems early enough, during jaw formation and the growing of temporary or permanent teeth, they can intervene to prevent future problems. Early intervention means that any treatment at an older age will be shorter in duration and easier.

Timely Visit To The Pediatric Orthodontist

Timely orthodontic treatment will allow your child to:

Early Signs Of Orthodontic Problems In Children

If you have noticed any of the following on your child, ask your orthodontist for possible causes and timely treatment:

Common Orthodontic Problems In Children

The following orthodontic problems are common in children. If they are diagnosed early enough, through a full evaluation, they can be easily corrected by the Smalto Dental Clinic orthodontist, in collaboration with your child’s dentist.

  1. Crowded Teeth – Poor teeth arrangement occurs due to a lack of enough space in the child’s jaw in relation to the size of the teeth.
  2. Open Bite – Although the two jaws are in occlusion and the rear teeth are in contact with the front teeth, there is a big space and no contact between them.
  3. Sparse Teeth – Spaces between the teeth in the upper or lower jaw prevent them from having appropriate contact with each other.

 

4. Under Bite – When we have normal tooth occlusion, the upper teeth come slightly onward in relation to the lower teeth. When we have an underbite, the opposite occurs, resulting in poor aesthetics and speech problems.

5. Cross Bite, Narrow Upper Jaw – Due to poor childhood habits, the upper jaw does not develop properly. As a result, the upper teeth position themselves inwards in relation to the lower teeth, causing chewing and speech impairment – a severe problem difficult for parents to detect.

6. Increased Horizontal Alignment – Protruding upper teeth lead to a serious risk of injury and tooth fracture.

7. Overbite – Deep Bite – When in a closed position, the upper teeth cover the lower, protruding disproportionately.

8. Skeletal Abnormalities – Serious skeletal imbalances with a strong effect on facial aesthetics. Usually related to bad habits during childhood but also to hereditary predisposition.

9. Bad Habits – Bad habits affecting your child’s oral health may include:

All those bad habits can cause serious abnormalities in the jaws and teeth of your child. Luckily, timely diagnosis can prevent facial irregularities and help children maintain good oral health.

Contact your local orthodontist at Smalto Dental Clinic to learn more about our orthodontic treatments for kids and how we can help your child achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that they can be proud of for a lifetime!

 

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    There is no “best” age for getting braces, as each person is unique; and the same applies to their orthodontic needs.

    In general, children should visit an orthodontist by age 7 to identify any potential issues and determine the best time for treatment.

    For many children, orthodontic treatment with braces may begin between the ages of 9 and 14, when most of the permanent teeth have erupted, and the jaws have finished growing. However, early intervention may be necessary in some cases for addressing issues such as bite problems or jaw misalignment.

    Adults can also benefit from orthodontic treatment with braces. As long as the teeth and gums are healthy, age is not a barrier to getting braces.

    Call the Smalto Dental Clinic to learn if you are a good candidate for teeth straightening with braces.

     

    The best time for a child to get braces is between the ages of 10 and 14, when their permanent teeth have come in, but their jaws are still growing. However, every child is different, and the timing of orthodontic treatment will depend on their individual needs and the recommendations of the orthodontist.

    The length of time your child will need to wear braces will depend on the severity of their orthodontic issues. On average, children wear braces for 1-3 years, but this can vary. Our pediatric orthodontist at Smalto Dental Clinic Nicosia can give you a more accurate estimate.

    Your child may experience some discomfort when their braces are first put on and after adjustments. However, the discomfort is usually mild and can be managed with pain relievers. In general, braces should not be painful.

    Maintaining good oral hygiene while your child is wearing braces is crucial. They must brush and floss regularly and avoid certain foods that can damage their braces. Your child’s orthodontist will provide specific instructions for care.

    The price of teeth straightening treatment with metal braces can vary depending on several factors, such as the severity of the dental problem, the length of treatment and the orthodontist’s expertise. Generally speaking, the cost of braces in Cyprus can range from 2500€ to 2800€.

    It is essential to schedule a consultation with our experienced orthodontists at Smalto Dental Clinic Nicosia who can assess your dental needs and give you a more accurate estimate. Keep in mind that clear braces may be a significant investment, but they can provide you with a beautiful and healthy smile for years to come.

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