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.