Thursday, February 17, 2011

The earlier the better!

Though an Orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7.

Advantages of Interceptive treatment can include but are not limited to: Creating more room for crowded and erupting teeth. Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth. Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth. Preserving space for unerupted teeth. Reducing the need for teeth removal. Reducing treatment time with braces.

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