ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT MYTHS AND FACTS
Myth: Expansion will eliminate my child's need for extractions
Fact: Expansion lowers the chances of your youngster needing extractions. Extractions may be the safest and best option to treat your child if he or she has significant crowding, above 8mm, or midline difficulties.
Myth: Extractions will make my child's smile narrow.
Myth: Extractions will harm the profile of my child.
Fact: Over the last decade, the number of orthodontic extractions has decreased considerably. Nonetheless, there are times when tooth extraction is the only alternative. According to scientific research, if extractions are recommended and managed appropriately, they will have no influence on your child’s profile.
Myth: My youngster doesn't need to see an orthodontist until all of his adult teeth have emerged.
Fact: At the age of eight, your child should visit an orthodontist to confirm that his or her teeth and bite are developing normally.
Myth: Self-ligating brackets are superior than traditional brackets in terms of comfort, ease of use, and speed.
Self-ligating brackets are no better than conventional brackets, according to high-quality evidence and study. The complexity of the problem and your orthodontist will determine how quickly your treatment is completed.
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