Functional Jaw Orthopedics and Early Interventions


Orthodontic treatments aim to correct the position of permanent teeth, it is desirable that all milk teeth have fallen out and permanent teeth have erupted in their place before starting the treatment. Otherwise, the total treatment time will be longer, as the expected time for the eruption of permanent teeth will be added to the orthodontic treatment period. Usually, by the age of 12, all milk teeth have fallen out and are replaced by new teeth. Therefore, age 12 is ideal for starting orthodontic treatment. In some cases, it is necessary to start orthodontic treatment before the milk teeth fall out. This is called an early age orthodontic treatments.

Premolars, erupting permanent canines and the milky teeth above them that have not yet fallen out. Orthodontic treatment of patients can begin at an early age for reasons such as dental impaction as a result of covering the place where permanent teeth erupt from adjacent teeth, and deterioration of jaw growth as a result of the patient’s inability to close the jaw. In the correct position, injury to the teeth or gums as a result of incorrect closure, which affects social life due to the appearance of the teeth, and the deterioration of the psychological state? These remedies are made to solve the current problem, and are terminated in a short time when the problem is resolved. For major orthodontic treatment, it is expected to be 12 years old again. Thus, the treatment is carried out in two stages.

For a major orthodontic treatment, he is expected to be 12 years old again. Thus, the treatment is carried out in two stages. Narrow jaw, lower or upper anterior or posterior jaw are structural disorders that affect the entire face and teeth. The cause of skeletal disorders is largely genetic and can also be seen in family members. Jaws can be corrected at an early age as the process of growth and development continues. These treatments are called orthopedic surgery. If treatment is not started at the appropriate age and the patient’s growth and development ends, the jaw defect can only be corrected by jaw surgery at the age of 18.

In cases where the upper jaw is posterior or the lower jaw is protruding, treatment should be started at the age of 8-10 years. Treatment should begin between the ages of 8-10 for mandibular stenosis, up to 11 years of age in girls, 13 years of age in boys in cases where the lower jaw is underdeveloped, and up to 15 years of age in cases of maxillary stenosis. It is known that in timely orthopedic treatments, jaws are corrected without surgery.

Mobile palate used in maxillary expansion. It is also used to correct upper front teeth that do not come out properly. It is produced individually in different colors to satisfy patients.

If parents suspect their child has a jaw disorder, they should make an appointment with an orthodontist at least 8 years old. Usually, the jaws are corrected with a 6-month treatment, followed up until the age of 12 years and the process continues with orthodontics. If no abnormalities of the jaws are detected, the patient is followed up at regular intervals until the age of 12 years and the necessity of orthodontic treatment is checked.