The benefits of early treatment
Early treatment with functional appliances may prevent more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. In some cases, we will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.
Early treatment may give us the chance to:
- Guide jaw growth
- Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
- Correct harmful oral habits
- Improve appearance
- Guide permanent teeth into a more favourable position
- Improve the way lips close together
Because patients differ in both physiological development and treatment needs, our goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time.