Did you notice your child sleeping with his mouth open? Does your child often complain of nasal allergies? Does your child sleep with fingers in his mouth? Do you see growth abnormalities in relation to his front teeth? Do you often nag your child when he puts his thumb in the mouth? Do you wonder what all such oral habits can do to your child?
Well, the answer is simple but will be a bad news for you because all such oral habits can lead to dental as well as skeletal growth problems. Your child’s front teeth may start appearing mal placed. If you see such changes, it is the right time for you to see an orthodontist.
What will the orthodontist do?
An orthodontist is a specialized doctor to diagnose all such problems and revert back the changes that have already happened. They might use removable or fixed appliances depending on the severity of your child’s condition. In such cases, they will first guide you to take a psychological evaluation for your child because all such oral habits are usually a result of deep rooted psychological insecurities.
A mouth breathing problem will first require a visit to an ENT specialist doctor as to find the cause. A qualified doctor will always have a healthy referral system and will do the treatment planning in a right way. Many times these problems are due to some nasal polyps or enlarged adenoids. After the concerned doctor gives the clearance, the orthodontist proceeds further by giving removable or fixed appliances for the case.
Time of the treatment
The time period that will be involved for your child’s treatment depends on the extent of his problem. It also depends on whether the problem is only the habit or the respective dental and skeletal changes that it brought severe.
Look for a clinic nearby
You can get a suggestion about a good orthodontic clinic from friend or a relative or you can just go online and type la clinique d’orthodontistes rive sud de Montréal on your search engine and that will show you all the renowned orthodontic clinics n that area. You can search the many websites and check for the state of the art facilities like invasilgn (gutters) or SureSmile as your requirement is. You will also find clinics where robotic technologies are used for your treatments.