Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that deals with skeletal and dental disorders. Orthodontic treatments aim to correct relationship between jaws and teeth and maintain a good smile, aesthetics and function.
Today, orthodontic treatment can be performed at any age. However, the treatment options for anomalies detected at an early age are much wider and the treatment period is shorter. For this reason, it is recommended that your child should have a first orthodontic examination at the age of 6-7 years.
Within the field of orthodontic treatments, preventive treatments, correction of localized problems with simple removable appliances at an early age, correction of anomalies with habit-breakers (such as thumb sucking, long-term use of pacifier), myofunctional treatments (correction of jaw relations with removable appliances), fixed treatment with bracket system and aligner applications. In addition, orthognathic surgical procedures (lower / upper jaw advancement / regression, upper jaw expansion) are performed to correct jaw relations in individuals who have passed the growth and development period and have skeletal anomalies.