Orthodontic problems

All orthodontic problems are classified in 3 general categories according to the relationship between upper and lower teeth.

Class I malocclusion:

In this category (pic 1), there is no skeletal discrepancy between the upper and lower jaw. There are only dental problems like "crooked teeth", teeth in wrong positions, spaces among teeth etc.

Class II malocclusion:

In this category (pic 2), there is a skeletal discrepancy between the upper and the lower jaw with the lower jaw being in a retrusive position. This relationship causes problems to the bite and the appearance of the face (face esthetics).

Class III malocclusion:

In this category (pic 3), there is a skeletal discrepancy between the upper and the lower jaw with the lower jaw being in a protrusive position or the upper jaw being in a retrusive position or combinations of these two conditions. These relationships cause problems to the bite and the appearance of the face (face aesthetics).

Age one
First visit to the dentist at the latest|
Brushing teeth
Brushing teeth from age one = A treasure for your child's teeth|
Diet:
No more than 3 sugary snacks per day|
Dummy sucking
Better stop between 2-4 years old|
Thumb sucking
If your child is above 4 years old and is still thumb sucking, then we can help you|
Prevention
Dental prevention starts from pregnancy|
First tooth
First baby tooth erupts between 6/10 months|
Juices and soft drinks
Frequent consumption of juices and soft drinks can destroy your teeth fast|
Decay
Dental decay is the most frequent childhood disease|
Fluoride treatment
Fluoride treatments in the dental office twice a year can decrease dental decay by 40%!|
Sealants
Sealants can save the molar teeth from dental decay|
Fluoride
Fluoride causes no harm in the correct dose|
Mouth breathing
Chronic mouth breathing can cause serious orthodontic problems|
First exam
First orthodontic exam at age 6-7 years old|
Orthodontic treatment
Orthodontic treatment is for all ages|
Phobia
Dental phobia can be managed professionally|
Special needs
Children with special needs can find help in our office|