If you think your child has poorly aligned teeth or jaws, we recommended you consult an orthodontist by the age of 8-9 as there are some simple problems that can be corrected at that time thus enhancing the future development of the teeth and jaws.
Generally, extensive orthodontic treatment while a patient has many “baby” teeth is inappropriate as continuing facial growth and the eruption of the teeth will alter the nature of the problem. These changes need to be assessed before any treatment decision is made.
Most orthodontic treatments are undertaken when the majority of the permanent teeth have erupted into the mouth. There is however no age limit, with many adults benefiting from the advantages of orthodontic treatment.
We can advise you on the best treatment approach to achieve a lasting benefit.