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The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children have an initial evaluation by the age of seven as this is an optimal time to evaluate skeletal development and identify the position of the permanent teeth.
Each child’s needs are unique. For some, it is best to begin treatment before all of the permanent teeth have come in with Phase I / Interceptive Treatment. For others, it is best to wait until the permanent teeth have fully erupted and the roots are completely formed. Operating in a timely manner is important to improve the stability, function and aesthetics of the results. A proper evaluation will help us create a seamless future treatment plan.
Harmonize the growth of the upper and lower jaws by creating room through expansion of the maxillary arch to assist in the growth of the permanent teeth.
Significant crowding or bite problems including: