This varies depending on the individual case. Most of the time, we wait until all the primary teeth have fallen out before beginning orthodontic treatment, but that is not a black and white rule. There are certain issues that are best dealt with earlier to avoid complications with the bite and jaw.
For example, children who experience overcrowding can benefit from expanders or orthodontic plates to guide their jaw and teeth development. This allows us to make room for all of their adult teeth without the need for orthodontic-related extractions.
Dr Georgia Sheahan is passionate about orthodontics and the many health benefits that properly aligned teeth offer. Not only are straight teeth attractive, but they are also healthier and easier to keep clean.
Some common orthodontic conditions include:
- Uneven spacing
Orthodontics can also improve the facial structure, support healthy speech development, and make eating more comfortable.
Opting for interceptive orthodontics may reduce future orthodontic treatment time and complexity for your child. At North Brisbane Dental Clinic, we offer comprehensive orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages – children and adults alike.
Ortho consultations are complimentary, so it's helpful to contact us to arrange an appointment to learn more about how orthodontics can benefit you or your child.