This key specialty in children’s oral health faces constant challenges to guarantee effective and comfortable treatments. In this context, invisible aligners have emerged as a revolutionary alternative to correct dental alignment problems in children and adolescents, offering significant benefits.
Importance of dental pediatrics
As we well know, these professionals are trained to address the unique needs of children, including tooth development, tooth decay prevention, treatment of dental abnormalities, preventive orthodontics, the management of dental trauma and the promotion of oral health as they help prevent health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes and pneumonia. For the same reason, in this very important stage of human life, digital dentistry has joined as a great ally. Particularly with invisible aligners and the use of an intraoral scanner.
According to a study carried out by the University of Chile in 2019, the prevalence of dental malocclusion in children and adolescents from 6 to 18 years old from various parts of the country was 69.3%. Which is distributed as follows:
- Class I: 49.7%
- Class II: 20.3%
- Class III: 0.2%
Another information obtained in 2022 by the journal “Journal of Dentistry”, where 14 different studies were collected, carried out in 11 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and South America in children and adolescents from 6 to 18 years old, showed that the prevalence of malocclusion was 70.1%. Percentage very similar to the Chilean and with a practically identical distribution as we can read below:
- Class I: 49.2%
- Class II: 20.9%
- Class III: 0.1%
Invisible aligners have gained popularity in dental pediatrics for their ability to correct these problems in a discreet and less invasive way compared to traditional brackets. They can be used to treat a variety of dental problems in children and adolescents, including:
- Dental crowding.
- Open bite.
- Deep bite.
The various researches published in specialized journals such as the “Journal of Dentistry for Children”, have shown that these devices not only achieve results comparable to conventional braces, but also offer a better experience for children and adolescents in terms of comfort and maintenance.
It is always important that the application of invisible aligners in pediatric patients is supervised by specialists in dental pediatrics and orthodontics. Careful evaluation and continuous follow-up are essential to ensure the success of treatment and the proper development of the growing dentition.
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