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Knowing the cause of protrusion, you can help children prevent this type of bite dysfunction effectively. Especially, this article will introduce the most effective way to overcome and treat overjet, giving you a bright and confident smile with beautiful white teeth.
Causes of protrusion
There are two types of protrusion, due to the teeth and due to the jaw. This classification corresponds to the direct cause of protrusion. Meaning when the jaw overdeveloped or the teeth deviated will lead to one of the two forms.
- For jaw protrusion, the reason can be due to internal factors when oral, facial structure formed and developed. This is beyond our control.
- For teeth protrusion, there are many different causes.
First of all, the teeth themselves are crooked, especially the incisors. When they do not grow vertically but angled outward.
A tooth that is too big can lead to the width of the teeth longer than of that of the jawline. When that happened, teeth either have to shift its angle or cramp together due to crowding which leads to protrusion.
Disturbed or untimely teething process can also lead to protrusion. Specifically, when a baby tooth falls out prematurely without recovery, the other teeth will shift to the area. Therefore, when the permanent teeth do not have enough space, it will deviate outward. This cause is quite common.
Longterm usage of pacifiers or fingers sucking can result in the retraction of the upper jaw, causing it to become so narrow that it can lie within the lower jaw causing retrusion, despite the lower jaw's normal development.
Licking lips and mouth breathing habits is also a common cause of protrusion due to accidental impact on the upper incisors. For a long time, these incisors will be pushed out and up to create open bite and protrusion.
How to avoid protrusion?
The development of jawbone is governed by genetic factors. Therefore, the prevention of jaw protrusion is almost impossible and can only be adjusted at the appropriate time. The corrective action when it comes is orthodontic surgery.
But teeth protrusion are different, we can fully prevent it when the baby teeth erupted. We should not underestimate the baby teeth. Although the teeth will be replaced but based on the causes mentioned above, we can see the problem of baby teeth can also cause protrusion for permanent teeth.
Prolonged bad habits such as finger sucking, pushing the tongue forward or sideways when swallowing, lip sucking, mouth breathing, pen biting will cause unwanted tooth movements, resulting in deviations in teeth and facial features. Bad dental habits can cause tooth movement if its duration is long enough: over 6 hours/day. Finger sucking can narrow the upper jawline (V-shaped arch). Pushing tongue forward and sideways can causing open bite, overbite.
Finger sucking is one of the causes of protrusion in later life
So, there are some things you need to pay attention to prevent protrusion:
- Monitor and take care of baby teeth. It is best to go to the dentist as soon as the toddler has had a tooth to monitor the teething process as well as treating other problems.
- Do not let your child have bad habits such as finger sucking, sucking pacifiers, licking lips, pushing tongue, mouth breathing. If you detect these habits, remind and help your child overcome them immediately.
Most of these bad habits have to be fixed before permanent erupted to prevent the teeth from becoming crooked, deviated. If they affect permanent teeth, then orthodontic methods have to be utilized to restore cosmetic and chewing function.
Treatment duration depends a lot on the development of the jaw bone and the complexity of the patients' dental conditions. According to Dr. Vo Van Nhan: there are cases where it only requires 6 months to 1 year, but there are cases with 2 to 3 years. The time to maintain result is about 6 months. In this time, you will wear a maintaining device to prevent the teeth from shifting again. After reinforcing the result, you only need to schedule periodic visits every 6 months for monitoring.
At Nhan Tam Dental Clinic, orthodontic treatment (braces), Othovison helps to reduce tooth extraction, treatment duration and predict post-treatment results.
Braces are effective for treating most overbite problems
Safe and effective cosmetic braces process in Nhan Tam Dental Clinic
Step 1: 3D Cone Beam CT scanning
At first, patients will be scanned with the latest 3D Cone Beam CT scanner to find the causes of crooked teeth and current dental conditions. Thereby, your doctor will advise you about the most appropriate braces method.
Step 2: Treatment planning with Vceph 3D software
Based on the Vceph 3D software, doctors will formulate an accurate and detailed braces treatment plan with 3D imaging, ensuring a fast and cosmetic result.
Step 3: Teeth impression and dental hygiene
Before braces, the doctors will thoroughly clean your mouth to prevent tooth decay, periodontitis, gingivitis, etc. Then acquire teeth impression and transfer it to the lab to create braces or Invisalign depending on the choice of customers.
Step 4: Perform cosmetic braces
The braces procedure is performed with accurate technique ensuring effectiveness while still maintaining comfort in eating, daily routine, and oral hygiene while wearing braces.
Step 5: Dental care when wearing cosmetic braces
Finally, the doctor will give careful guidance on how to care for your dental health when wearing braces and schedule the most convenient visit. Working together to bring good results, beautiful teeth, and a confident smile.