It is strongly recommended in order to advise you if orthodontics is a required treatment and when is the best time to begin treatment, that children are seen by the orthodontist by age 7. The very first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time and cross bites, crowding, and other difficulties may be appraised. Often, when treatment is started early, the orthodontist can guide the development of the jaws and guide incoming permanent teeth. Early treatment can also regulate the width of the upper and lower dental arches, gain space for permanent teeth, avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions, reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth, correct thumb sucking, and eliminate abnormal swallowing or speech problems. To put it differently, early treatment may simplify later treatment.
Orthodontics for Adults
Orthodontic treatment can achieve success at any age and adults especially appreciate the advantages of a delightful smile. Jaw surgery is often required for adult orthodontic patients because their jaws aren’t growing. Bone loss may also limit the amount and direction of tooth movement that’s advisable.