Young Children

We encourage the referral of children at the age of six to eight years, so that any abnormal tooth and jaw development can be detected early and treatment planned for the optimal time. Early treatment, when appropriate, can usually be carried out at an age when there is less schooling and social demands on the child, often making this an ideal time to be treated.

All too often, problems of a child’s teeth and jaws are left untreated until adolescence, when all baby teeth are lost. This makes treatment much more complex than it needs to be and may result in lengthy treatment, sometimes require the extraction of adult teeth and perhaps even surgery to give the desired results. Early treatment can alleviate many avoidable problems, often reducing the need for complex treatment later on, when all the adult teeth have developed. Treatment at an early stage in development will be much simpler, easier and less demanding on school hours.

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