When is the best time to begin Early Treatment?
Age 7 is a good time for a first orthodontic appointment.
Orthodontic treatment can be started on certain types of tooth problems before all permanent teeth have erupted.
What are advantages of early treatment?
What are the phases of early treatment?
Treatment usually takes 12 to 18 months and a variety of appliances may be used to correct specific problems.
During the time between the first and second phase, the patient will be seen approximately two times per year.
During the first phase the orthodontist has no control over 16 unerupted permanent teeth. If after they grow in, problems still exist, further treatment will be required. A separate fee will be quoted at that time. Treatment usually takes 12 to 24 months at age 12 to 13 years.