About Early Orthodontic Treatment
Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.
What Is Early Orthodontic Treatment?
When we talk about “early treatment” in orthodontics, we mean any specific interventions to a person’s teeth that take place early in childhood. Early treatment can also be referred to as “Phase 1” of orthodontics, and generally begins at around age eight or nine.
The aim of early treatment is to correct certain bite problems as well as the growth and development of the child’s jaw. Early treatment is also essential to allow room for your child’s permanent teeth to come in properly, reducing the need for tooth removal when they’re older.
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