There are many questions that parents and all child minders ask often; they wonder what the difference between early and regular orthodontic care is. They also wonder how beneficial early orthodontic treatment will be for their children in the long haul.
The American Association of Orthodontic treatment for Children recommends that children as young as seven year olds should see orthodontists for evaluation of whether they need orthodontic care or not. The early phase of treatment therefore begins and the second phase begins around the age of 11 or above. The treatment corrects all anomalies.
• Difficulty chewing or biting
• Mouth breathing
• Thumb-sucking past five years
• Speech impediments
• Protruding teeth
• Crowding front teeth at age 7-8
• Mouth injuries
• Early/late loss of baby teeth
• Thumb-sucking habits
Benefits to your child
By the end of teen years the jaw hardens and stops to grow; reconstructive procedures take more time and therefore your child is saved from needing adult orthodontic care or going through surgeries or extractions in the future.