Potential Benefits of Timely Treatment

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(The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children be examined by an orthodontist between age 7 and 8)

  • Intercept jaw growth problems (Click here to see before and after)

  • Improve facial appearance and smile

  • Improve the width of the dental arches

  • Reduce or eliminate the need to extract permanent teeth

  • Eliminate the need for jaw bone surgery at a later date

  • Lower the risk of breaking protruding front teeth

  • Correct harmful oral habits like thumb sucking

  • Reduce appearance-consciousness

  • Simplify and shorten treatment time of definitive orthodontics

  • Increase the stability of final treatment results

  • Sometimes reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth

  • Improve speech development

  • Improve position of the first permanent molars

  • Guide the permanent teeth into more favorable positions

  • Improve the ability to get lips together

  • Preserve or gain space for erupting permanent teeth

  • Reduce potential for damage to the joints that open and close the jaws

  • Avoids the resistance to treatment that teenagers may develop

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