How Do You Know if Your Child Needs Orthotropics?

Some issues with your child’s oral and facial development can be obvious. For instance, severe malocclusion (tooth misalignment) can become apparent even before all of the teeth have grown in. However, some issues aren’t as immediately obvious, such as an abnormality in your child’s facial growth and development. Today, we examine a few such issues, and how orthotropics can help your child overcome them.

Your child’s facial features seem uneven

The main goal of orthotropics treatment is to correct the growth and alignment of your child’s facial structures. When these don’t align properly, they can create malocclusion issues that can’t be successfully addressed with simpler orthodontic treatment. If your child’s facial features seem uneven or asymmetrical, then it may be a sign orthotropic treatment is necessary to avoid a host of problems in the future.

Your child’s jaw and face don’t align

Even if your child’s facial structures seem perfectly aligned at first glance, you may notice that the upper and lower teeth aren’t. Often, this is because the upper palate or other less obvious structure isn’t developing in proper alignment with the rest of the facial structures. Fortunately, orthotropic aligners can help ensure that both the facial and oral structures grow, develop, and line up properly.

Your child snores constantly

While many of the issues that orthotropics addresses involve your child’s facial structures and smile, the malformation of these structures can also have other consequences, such as sleep breathing disorders. If your child snores constantly, then it may be due to airway obstruction caused by improperly formed facial structures, and orthotropics may be able help your child sleep more peacefully.

Ask Your Dentist About Orthotropics for Your Child

If your child exhibits these or other signs of facial and oral structure issues, then ask your dentist about the benefits of orthotropics. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the office of James Stewart, DDS in Livonia, MI, today at (734) 425-4400. We also proudly serve patients who live in Farmington Hills, Farmington, Plymouth, Northville, Novi, Dearborn Heights, Dearborn, Garden City, Westland, Redford, and all surrounding communities.