Some orthodontic problems that may turn out to be complicated in the future display early signs that can be picked up during early- to mid-primary school. The most common issues that fall into this category include premature loss of baby teeth, a narrow upper jaw, jaw shifts, thumb sucking, and cross-bites. Early assessment allows for timely management of such issues. This potentially simplifies and shortens treatment time if definitive therapy is performed during adolescence.
At times, this early assessment may not reveal any immediate or serious developing issues in your child. In these cases, our orthodontist will offer complimentary observation of your child’s oral development, and only recommend suitable orthodontic treatment when the time is right.
To find out more about treatment for children, or to reserve an appointment for your child with our orthodontist, please contact our practice.