When orthodontics?

It is never too late for an orthodontic treatment! Thus , our patient's teeth, can be still corrected even with the age of 70! Moreover, mallocclusions in adulthood can be treated!

Under normal circumstances there is no rule, when an orthodontic treatment should start, however we recommend the age of 9-12. At this time, the growth potential of the patient is still optimal. So, teeth positions can not only be corrected, by the influence of growing acceleration of the jaw, the profile process of the face is improved.

In this period, change of secondary tooth takes places. That means deciduous(otherwise known as milk teeth, baby teeth, temporary teeth)premolar teeth and canines begin to fall out. If this is the case, it is the optimal time for an orthodontic treatment under normal conditions.

In some cases, it is also medically useful to begin an earlier orthodontic treatment. For example, an extreme level due to hereditery and it can be worser by tongue trusting.

For more information see early treatment.


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E-Mail: praxis@drkoeklue.de