What benefits are there for early treatment?

Your child benefits in a number of ways from early treatment.

  • Guiding the growth of the jaw is much easier than altering it later in life
  • Early dental work has a lower chance of trauma for protruding front teeth
  • Bad oral habits are easier to correct in early childhood, and have less time to cause damage
  • An improved appearance early on leads to higher self-esteem and more confidence
  • Treatment while teeth are still growing allows permanent teeth to be positioned more easily
  • Cosmetic issues with the lips can be corrected