Preventive orthodontic treatment

These are the practices aimed at preserving the normal relations of tooth-jaw and facial structures and eliminating the factors that will disrupt these relations in the earliest period.

There is no anomaly in the child, but if there are factors that may cause anomaly, these are eliminated with protective applications.

Preventive orthodontics; It is an orthodontic department that aims to systematically monitor the growth and development of individuals, educate the child and their relatives, apply appliances when necessary, and prevent possible anomalies that may occur in the future.

There Is No Need To Be An Orthodontist To Apply Protective Orthodontic Measures


Non-physiological pacifier and bottle caps,

finger sucking,

abnormal swallowing,

mouth breathing,

tongue sucking,

Cheek sucking-biting,

Nail biting,

Pen vs. bite,

imitating the environment,

hand resting on chin,



* Plus teeth,

* Abnormal labial frenulums,

* Primary contacts,

* Persistent teeth,

* Congenital missing teeth,

* Eruption delays,

bone barrier,

scatris texture,

follicular cyst,

milk tooth roots,


Muscle exercises.


* If the child is old enough to communicate in bad habits; The way of persuasion (suggestion) should be used.

* For this, parents should not use violence.

* If necessary, a child psychologist should be contacted.

Important Question…?

How Orthodontic Anomalies Affect the Child?

* Chewing Disorder,

* Phonation “

* Swallow “

* Breathing “

* Psychological “creates problems.

Goals of Preventive Orthodontics:

1. Control of ground reserves,

2. Control of tooth eruption times,

3. Control of oral functions,

4. Controlling and fluoridation of crayfish,

5. Preventing bad habits,

6. Regaining lost places,

7. Raising awareness of the environment,

8. Ensuring oral hygiene,

9. Periodic maintenance.

In general, protecting human health is easier, cheaper and less time consuming than treatment.

It is difficult to adequately provide curative health services at all times, everywhere and at the desired level. Even if these are provided, the cost of curative health services, the difficulty of implementation and the inadequacy of their results always bring preventive health services to the fore.

The individual’s health; It depends on factors such as genetics, nutrition, sports and environment. Factors such as culture and economy, on the other hand, have a great influence on them.

When these are taken into consideration, the importance of preventive medicine and dentistry comes to the fore.

Considering that the corrective treatment (corrective treatment) of anomalies in the tooth-jaw and facial region, which is our field of work, is expensive, difficult and long-term, the importance of preventive service in orthodontics emerges.


*Protection of human health is easier, cheaper and less time-consuming than treatment.

*Corrective Treatment Health Service is closely related to the economic structure of the individual and the country.

*Culture and Education are Great Factors in Preventive Treatment.

The importance of preventive orthodontics can be summarized:

1. The majority of orthodontic anomalies are not hereditary but acquired later,

2. Long-term mechanical orthodontic treatments,

3. Treatments are difficult and expensive,

4. The effects of the appliances carried during the treatment on the patient’s functions and psychology,

5. The need for special materials,

6. Absence of orthodontists at all times and places,

7. Patient’s patience and compliance during the treatment.

“Child’s dental care starts in the womb”The expression most clearly indicates from which point preventive orthodontics will start.