West China Journal of Stomatology ›› 2021, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (4): 369-376.doi: 10.7518/hxkq.2021.04.001

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China experts' consensus on preventive and interceptive orthodontic treatments of malocclusions of children

Li Xiaobing1(), Ye Quanfu2, He Hong3, Lu Haiping4, Zhu Min5, Jiang Ruoping6, Zou Shujuan1, Han Xianglong1, Zhou Li1, Chen Ke7, Yuan Xiao8, Zhang Junmei9, Tan Lijun1, Yin Chang2, He Zhou10, Li Ang11, Cheng Bin12, Ruan Wenhua13, Huang Fang12, Liu Juan14, Ma Lan15, Zou Rui11, Yang Fang16, Zhang Weibing17, Tian Yulou18, Jiang Beizhan19, Shao Linqin20, Huang Yang21, Tang Liqin22, Gao Li23, Zhou Chenchen1   

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & West China Hospital of Stomatology,Sichuan University,Chengdu 610041,China
    2.National Institue of Hospital Administration,NHC,Beijing 100044,China
    3.Hospital of Stomatology,Wuhan University,Wuhan 430070,China
    4.The Affiliated Stomatology Hospital of Zhejiang Chinese Medical University,Hangzhou 310014,China
    5.Shanghai Ninth People,s Hospital,School of Medicine,Shanghai Jiaotong University,Shanghai 200011,China
    6.Peking University Hospital of Stomatology,Beijing 100081,China
    7.Stomatological Hospital,Southern Medical University,Guangzhou 510260,China
    8.The Affiliated Hospital,Qingdao University,Qingdao 266000,China
    9.Affiliated Stomatological Hospital of Guizhou Medical University,Guiyang 550004,China
    10.Beijing Vision Dental Clinic,Beijing 100000,China
    11.Hospital of Stomatology,Xi,an Jiaotong University,Xi,an 710004,China
    12.Hospital of Stomatology,Guanghua School of Stomatology,Sun Yat-sen University,Guangzhou 510055,China
    13.The Children,s Hospital,Zhejiang University School of Medicine,Hangzhou 310003,China
    14.The Affiliated Stomatological Hospital of Kunming Medical University,Kunming 530102,China
    15.Shanxi Chindren,s Hospital,Taiyuan 300013,China
    16.Qingdao Municipal Hospital,Qingdao 266011,China
    17.The Affiliated Stomatology Hospital of Nanjing Medical University,Nanjing 210000,China
    18.China Medical University School and Hospital of Stomatology,Shenyang 110122,China
    19.School of Stomatilogy,Tongji University,Shanghai 200072,China
    20.Jinan Stomatological Hospital,Jinan 370112,China
    21.Hospital of Stomatology,Jilin University,Changchun 130021,China
    22.Wuxi Stomatology Hospital,Wuxi 214000,China
    23.First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University,Zhengzhou 450052,China
  • Received:2021-05-08 Revised:2021-06-21 Online:2021-08-01 Published:2021-08-10
  • Contact: Li Xiaobing E-mail:909984963@qq.com


Malocclusion is one of the three most common oral diseases reported by World Health Organization(WHO). In China, its incidence rate is rising. Malocclusion seriously affects the dental and maxillofacial function, facial appearance and growth development of nearly 260 million children in China, and what is more, it affects their physical and mental health development. Malocclusion occurrence is related to genetic and environmental factors. Early treatment of malocclusion can create a good dental and maxillofacial development environment, correct abnormal growth and control the adverse effects of abnormal genetic factors. It can effectively reduce the prevalence of children's malocclusion and enhance their physical and mental health. This is an urgent need from the economic perspective of our society, so it has great practical and social significance. Experts from the project group “standard diagnose and treatment protocols for early orthodontic intervention of malocclusions of children” which initiated by China National Health Institute of Hospital Administration wrote the “China Experts' Consensus on Preventive and Interceptive Orthodontic Treatments of Malocclusions of Children”, which aims to guide and popularize the clinical practice, improve the clinical theory and practice level, and accelerate the disciplinary development of early treatment of children's malocclusion in China. The consensus elaborates the harmfulness of malocclusion and the necessity of early treatment, and brings up the principles and fundamental contents. Based on the law of dental and maxillofacial development, this paper puts forward the guiding suggestions of preventive and interceptive treatments in different stages of dental development ranging from fetus to early permanent dentition. It is a systematic project to promote and standardize the early treatment of malocclusion. Through scientific and comprehensive stratified clinical practice and professional training, the clinical system of early treatment of malocclusion in China will eventually be perfected, so as to comprehensively care for children's dental and maxillofacial health, and improve their oral and physical health in China.

Key words: malocclusion, dental and maxillofacial development, early treatment, experts' consensus

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