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Children's dental plates

When it comes to orthodontic treatment options, there’s a wide variety of appliances out there. As well as fixed braces, there are also appliances that can be removed, commonly referred to as “plates”.

In orthodontics, a plate is a hard plastic device that fits around the top teeth, the bottom teeth, or sometimes both. It uses wires and springs to push the teeth into position or to hold them in place as other adult teeth enter your child’s mouth. The wires or springs are not fixed to the teeth, so the plate can be removed, unlike braces.
In some ways, the fact that it can be removed is an advantage, as it means your child can take the plate out to eat and clean it. However if you want to achieve the best outcomes, your child needs to be committed to wearing it as the orthodontist advises.

Children’s dental plates – types and nuances

We offer children’s plates for teeth. Dr. Sokolovsky Dentistry takes care of the formation of beautiful, healthy, and strong teeth in children. We make special orthodontic plates that allow:

  • to form a correct bite;
  • keep your teeth in the correct position;
  • if necessary, change the shape of the jawbones;
  • adjust the width of the palate;
  • stimulate or inhibit the growth of the jaw;
  • limit the displacement of the dentition.

Correction of occlusion in children and other defects with a children’s plate always gives a positive result.

What are children’s dental plates?

Children's dental plates

Uneven teeth or malocclusion are common problems in our young patients. And dentists know how to remove them with maximum comfort for the baby. Orthodontic plates for children are an effective and safe method. The sooner parents seek help from an orthodontist, the sooner the problem will be resolved.

The orthodontic children’s plate has a moderately firm and strong basis from plastic. An elastic wire equipped with special hooks or arches is attached to it. Due to force, there is a correction of abnormal processes.

Types of children’s dental plates in Sokolovskyy dental clinic

Children's dental plates

Our clinic offers its young patients removable and non-removable designs of children’s plates. Non-removable plates are a device with a lock that attaches to the outside of the dentition. The metal arch is corrected by the doctor, promoting the correct location of the dentition.

Removable plates are convenient and easy to use, they can be removed while brushing your teeth or at bedtime, but the downside is that the child sometimes forgets to wear them, and this affects the effectiveness of treatment.

When are plates likely to be recommended by an orthodontist?

Plates are usually worn by younger children to fix minor crowding or bite problems. Braces treatment, on the other hand, has the ability to fix both simple and complex problems.

Therefore, if your child is around eight to 10 years of age and needs very simple orthodontic treatment, a plate might be a treatment your orthodontist will consider. However, braces are often a better option even for young patients, as they can generally fix problems much more efficiently and straighten all types of crooked teeth. Depending upon the situation, a child at this young age may only need to wear a small section of braces on just a few teeth for around six months.

Duration of treatment

Treatment depends on the severity of the defect and the patient’s age. On average, the plate can be worn for one to two years. The orthodontist of our clinic will help to choose the most suitable variant of a plate, and the child can choose the color necessary for him.

Plates for children’s teeth, the prices of which depend on the configuration, are made by our specialists individually, taking into account a certain defect and the size of the oral cavity. This design is safe for the child’s health, it can not injure the mouth or cause allergies.

Installation of the plate is painless, the only thing is that the first time the child must get used to it, he may have difficulty talking and eating, but it will happen soon.

With long-term treatment, the plate may need to be replaced, as the structure of the palate and jaw changes with age. After twelve years, the final formation of the jaw system, so when you reach this age to achieve straight teeth will be much more difficult.

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