Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Early Orthodontic Treatment 
George Bardawil, D.D.S,M.S
 Hamra-Beirut- Lebanon
  • The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic evaluation at age 7. The reason being is that many of the permanent teeth are erupting at this age and the bite is starting to develop. An orthodontic evaluation will help determine if there are any serious problems developing. If so, treatment at this age may be easier and simpler than waiting until later when the problem may become more complicated and more difficult to treat.
    Issues like large skeletal discrepancies, missing permanent teeth, severe crowding, ectopic eruptions, impacted teeth, and crossbites can be addressed in early orthodontic treatment. If treatment is not recommended yet, at least the orthodontist and the parents are aware of any issues that will need to be addressed in the future and an appropriate treatment plan can be made.
    Problems like skeletal jaw discrepancies must be taken care of using growth modification. This type of treatment is best done while the patient is young and still has a fair amount of growth left. Other problems like missing permanent teeth and crossbites can lead to more serious complicated problems if not addressed early.

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