Also known as "Early Treatment" or "Phase I Orthodontics"
This 8 year old may need Harmful habits such as a tongue thrust
orthodontics later, but his and thumb sucking are best corrected
jaw and tooth relationships, early to prevent openbite and misshaped
and adequate space rule out jaws.
the need for early treatment.
Early treatment of a deep bite Timely treatment of crowding may
can establish a more favorable preserve or regain space, and
facial height, and prevent biting guide the eruption of permanent
into the upper gums, which can teeth into more favorable positions.
cause excessive wear of the front
This 8 year old has already fractured Orthopedic forces can often be used to
his protruded front teeth. Interceptive correct a crossbite, establish proper
treatment can retract the front teeth function of the teeth, improve facial
and balance the shape and size of the profile, and prevent the need for future
Dental and Jaw Relationships
Narrow Arch Form Normal Arch Form