One thought on “What does an orthodontist look for when determining if a child needs early orthodontic treatment?

  1. Arti says:

    While people can get braces at almost any age, Orthodontics Australia recommends getting braces between the ages of 10-15 while there are a few permanent teeth, but your child’s head and mouth are still growing. At this age, orthodontic treatment is the most effective, as your mouth and teeth and easier to straighten and align due to softer tissue. Typically the first permanent molars are present in the mouth, giving your orthodontist an opportunity to check for a developing malocclusion, also known as “bad bite. ” Incisors have also usually begun to come in and problems which include crowding, deep bites, crossbites and open bites can be detected. If you think your child needs or would benefit from early orthodontic treatment, only a specialist orthodontist has the training, experience and expert knowled If you think your child needs or would benefit from early orthodontic treatment, only a specialist orthodontist has the training, experience and expert knowledge to determine the most appropriate treatment options and the best time to start treatment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *