Why do some children require orthodontic treatment before all of the permanent teeth erupt?

This is why we recommend early treatment for certain orthodontic problems:

  • Guiding erupting adult teeth into more favourable positions

  • Preserving or gaining arch space for incoming adult teeth

  • Reducing risk of fracture of protruded upper teeth

  • Eliminating jaw shift that may result in asymmetric jaw growth

Early treatment generally reduces the complexity of comprehensive treatment in teenage years.