Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth, treatments to correct these concerns can prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing. Early treatment can make treatment at a later age shorter, less complicated and in some cases unnecessary. Some results can only be achieved while the face and jaws are still growing, this is why early treatment is ideal.

Early treatment can give the orthodontist the chance to guide jaw growth, lower the risk of trauma to protruded teeth, correct harmful oral habits, improve appearance, guide permanent teeth to a more favorable position and create a more pleasing and functional arrangement of the teeth, lips, and face.

So how early can these conditions appear and be corrected? Age 7 is the ideal age to begin being monitored.