Early Childhood Orthodontics
By Kellyn Hodges on February 03, 2011
Children who start Orthodontic treatment as early as 7 years old may "dodge the orthodontic bullet" in their adult years. Children are starting Orthodontic Treatment this early because at this age a child's mouth is easier to work with. A person may need Pallatal Expansion which is an appliance used to widen the upper jaw so that the bottom and upper teeth will fit together better. Although the use of an expander is most common in children it can be and has successfully been used in adults. Children adapt better to this appliance because their jaws aren't fully developed yet. Children's teeth move at a faster rate also, so the treatment time may be drastically shorter than adults.
No matter the age, Orthodontic treatment can dramatically change the look of a person's face, so call Dr. Hodges today to schedule your FREE CONSULTATION TODAY :)