Early Orthodontic Treatment

Dr Koo CS

Early orthodontic treatment may be necessary in some cases, with the aim of treating developing problems early that complex treatment may be avoided in future. This may be necessary relating to delayed eruption of permanent teeth, bite problems and problems with jaw growth.

Early treatment may give your orthodontist the chance to:

  • Redirect impacted (stuck) teeth
  • Guide favourable growth of jaws
  • Lower risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
  • Correct harmful oral habits (i.e. thumbsucking)

During early orthodontic treatment, various appliances may be used. These include plates, functional appliances,