Children’s Orthodontics

Early Orthodontics (Under 10)

Shaping Children’s Teeth

As a parent, you want the best for your child. That includes healthy teeth and a pleasing smile. Start with regular dental care. The American Dental Association recommends that a child visit the dentist by his or her first birthday, while baby (primary) teeth are emerging. Appolonia ensures that we adhere to the "Gold Standard" of any worldwide orthodontic practice, which calls for maintaining a complete set of records throughout the orthodontic treatment for kids.Our pedodontists at Appolonia can alert you to any concerns about how the teeth and jaws are developing and refer you to our Orthodontists for consultation. But sometimes parents are the first to recognize a problem with the alignment of teeth and jaws. Keep in mind: All Kids Should Get a Check-up with a Children's Orthodontist No Later Than Age 7!

To have a healthy smile, your child needs teeth and jaws that are properly aligned. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)recommends that your child get a check-up with a Children’s orthodontist at the first recognition of the existence of an orthodontic problem, but no later than age 7. By then, your child has enough permanent teeth for an orthodontist to determine whether an orthodontic problem exists or is developing. Putting off a check-up with a Children’s orthodontist in Abu Dhabi until a child has lost all baby teeth could be a disservice. Some orthodontic problems may be easier to correct if they’re found early. A check-up no later than age 7 allows your orthodontist to recommend the appropriate orthodontic Treatment for Kids at the proper time. If early treatment for kids is in order, the orthodontist may achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing. Children’s braces are orthodontic appliances used to align and straighten teeth that are crowded or crooked. Modern children’s metal braces are more comfortable than ever and the cheapest alternative for orthodontic correction.

Choosing the Optimal Time to Consult the Orthodontist

While orthodontic treatment most often begins between the ages of 9 and 14, some children’s orthodontic problems can benefit from earlier treatment. If it appears that your child will need treatment at some point, your orthodontist at Appolonia will advise you about the best time to begin. If early treatment is indicated, it can give your orthodontist the chance to:

Guide jaw growth

Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth

Improve appearance and self-esteem

Correct harmful oral habits

Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position

Improve the way lips meet

Interceptive Treatment

Benefits of Orthodontics for Kids

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment for Kids Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment for Kids takes advantage of the early growth spurt and turns a difficult Children’s orthodontic problem into a more manageable one and delivers not only better results but also better long-term stability of the positioning of the teeth.

Types of early orthodontic treatments for Kids are:

  • Expansion
  • Space Maintainers
  • Growth Modification
  • Interceptive Extractions
  • Thumb sucking habit cessation

Signs that your child’s bite is not right:

It’s not always easy to tell when your child has an orthodontic problem. Even teeth that look straight may be hiding an unhealthy bite. Here are some clues that may indicate the need for orthodontic attention:


Early or late loss of baby teeth


Difficulty in chewing or biting


Breathing through the mouth




Protruding teeth


Jaws that are too far forward or back


Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth


Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth


Upper and lower teeth that don’t meet, or meet in an abnormal way


Grinding or clenching of the teeth

Our Orthodontic Team

Our Orthodontic specialists at Appolonia received an additional three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth as well as years of experience in treating patients of all ages.

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