Early Interception (Ages 6-12 Years)
At this age we are mainly concerned about the normal growth and development of the child’s jaws and facial structure. We assess the symmetry of the jaws, future growth, breathing and airway problems, spacing of the teeth and oral habits which may over a period of time, result in abnormal dento-facial development.
Early interception may help minimise some problems thereby resulting in less complicated treatments at a later age.
Early orthodontic treatment may involve the use of removable plates, arch expansion devices, functional appliances, anti-habit appliances, headgears or partial braces.