Why Early Orthodontics Could Help Your Child’s Dental Care

A child’s permanent teeth start to come through at age 6 or 7, and at this point, potential dental issues can be noted. This is a good time for your child to be assessed for early orthodontic treatment.

Key takeaways:

  • As the teeth and jaw are still developing, it can be a good time to address issues like a crossbite or protruding teeth.
  • Lighter and more flexible wires make braces more comfortable today.
  • Children can choose the colour of the bands, which helps children accept the braces.

“Orthodontic treatment in young children is known as interceptive orthodontics. Intervention may begin as early as age 6 or 7. At this age, teeth are still developing. The jaw is still growing. That means certain conditions, such as crowding, may be easier to address.”

Read the full story here: https://www.colgate.com/en-ph/oral-health/cosmetic-dentistry/early-orthodontics/early-orthodontics-may-mean-less-treatment-later