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 :)

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At Kellyn Hodges Orthodontics, serving patients in Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and throughout Philadelphia, we are committed to helping children and adults of all backgrounds achieve beautiful, healthy smiles. Our compassionate and widely respected doctors are members of prestigious dental organizations, including: 

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