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Pediatric Orthodontics (Kids’ Orthodontics)

Pediatric Orthodontics (Kids' Orthodontics)

The difference between orthodontic treatment as an adult

Pediatric orthodontic treatment differs in many ways from orthodontic treatment you receive as an adult. This section explains the purpose of pediatric orthodontic treatment and the benefits you can expect.

Treatment to control the growth of the jawbone

The main goal of pediatric orthodontics is to guide the growth of the jawbone in the right direction. For example, lack of growth in the lower jaw can lead to future prominent maxillary protrusion. Alternatively, a lack of upper jaw width may induce snaggleteeth and double teeth. Preventing such expected malocclusions is important in pediatric orthodontics.

Malocclusion can not only be unsightly but can also affect oral health, vocalization, mastication (chewing), and breathing. It is deeply associated with QOL (Quality of Life).

Reduces the need for tooth extraction

Receiving proper orthodontic treatment during the growing years will allow space for your teeth to line up nicely. As a result, the need for tooth extraction is reduced in orthodontic that are received after the growth period.

Prevents tooth decay and periodontal disease

Having pediatric orthodontics may reduce the risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease because you will also receive regular checkups at the same time. In addition, the improved alignment of teeth eases your dental cleaning, leading to maintaining a healthy oral environment.

When to start pediatric orthodontics

There are two main periods to begin kids’ orthodontics: Phase I and II.

Phase I Treatment

The first phase of treatment is for children between the ages of 3 and 12 years old.

Phase II Treatment

The second phase of treatment is for children between the ages of 12 and 15 years old.

Kids’ orthodontics Menu

Phase I Treatment

Phase I treatment is designed to guide the growth of the jawbone in the right direction. A variety of orthodontic appliances are used to widen the jaw and promote growth. This will help to balance the upper and lower jaws and prevent misalignment of teeth and malocclusion.

Phase II Treatment

In Phase II, we finely correct the misalignment of your teeth. Brackets and wires are used to move each tooth into its correct position. It is commonly referred to as “braces”. Non-extraction orthodontic treatment is also possible with the Phase I treatment.

Retention period

This is a treatment to prevent the moved teeth by braces from returning to their original positions. A retainer is placed to prevent backtracking. The retention period is about the same as the tooth movement period.


Q:Up to what age can children have pediatric orthodontics?

A:Basically, this program is for children up to about 15 years old (i.e., secondary school students).

Please contact us if you have any concerns even for young children. For high school students and above, regular orthodontics guidance will be provided.

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