Early Intervention (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 orthodontic treatment may involve the use of removable plates, arch expansion devices, functional appliances, anti-habit appliances or partial braces.
There are several ways you can determine whether your child may need early orthodontic treatment. If you observe any of these characteristics or behaviours, you should see one of our specialist orthodontists for a consultation.