Illustrated Pediatric Dentistry - Part 2

Interceptive Orthodontics and Myofunctional Therapy in Pediatric Dentistry

Author(s): H. Sharath Chandra*, S.H. Krishnamoorthy and Dhanashree Sakhare

Pp: 226-263 (38)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815080773123010014

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Guidance of eruption and development of primary, mixed, and permanent dentition has a pivotal role in comprehensive oral healthcare in paediatric dentistry, which helps to achieve more stable, functionally, and aesthetically acceptable permanent dentition. Interceptive orthodontics includes procedures carried out in mixed dentition, and it takes advantage of the growth pattern and development during this phase. Early diagnosis and treatment of certain malocclusions will eliminate or reduce the severity of developing malocclusion, which would lessen the complexity of orthodontic treatment in the future, overall time, and cost. It also improves the child’s self-esteem, confidence, and parental satisfaction. Overall clinical examination, radiographic evaluation, and study model analysis with thorough knowledge of growth and development help in diagnosing and carrying out appropriate interceptive treatments necessary.

Keywords: Early orthodontic treatment, Interceptive orthodontics, Mixed dentition

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