Examples of problems benefiting from early orthodontic treatment include
Pre-mature loss of baby teeth that can lead to loss of space for the permanent teeth.
Delayed loss of baby teeth that can interfere with the eruption of the permanent teeth.
Mouth-breathing that can interfere with the development of the upper jaw.
Tongue posture and swallowing imbalances that can interfere with normal dental development.
Thumb, finger or soother sucking habits that can cause an open bite or excess overjet (bucked teeth).
Imbalances that cause the jaw to un-naturally shift during function.
Excess protrusion of the upper front teeth that can greatly increase the risk of injury to these teeth.
Under-bite, caused by an imbalance in the growth of the upper and lower jaws.
Narrow upper jaw that can result in a cross-bite of the baby and permanent teeth.