As early as age 7, your child can be eligible for orthodontic treatment. Doing so can prevent trauma to protruding teeth, better their oral health and supply your child with the confidence to smile freely. Orthodontic treatment most often also guide permanent teeth into position and create a positive impact on jaw development.
You may wonder which preventative measures are available for your child. What is most appropriate for your child will depend on their individual concern. For example, they may have problems with their top and bottom molars, making an appliance the most appropriate treatment option for them, worn 12-15 hours a day. If there has been a loss of a tooth early on, they may need a space maintainer in the gap to make sure that the other teeth don’t shift into the space where a permanent tooth may erupt.