Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Early orthodontic treatment

Classic orthodontic treatment is usually started between the ages of 9-12.

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However, sometimes, treatment can be started earlier, around the age of 7-8 in some cases, even when the patient still has some baby teeth. This may keep more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter or less complicated.

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When early treatment is recommended, it doesn't necessarily mean that the child will wear braces.

Typically, it involves the use of materials and techniques to guide the growth of young bones as adult teeth are emerging, creating a better environment for those new permanent teeth.

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These appliances may be removable or "fixed" in the mouth. They may be made of metal, ceramic, or plastic.

No matter when treatment begins, the purpose is to use gentle pressure to direct not only the teeth, but also the jaws into their proper positions.

When advised, early orthodontic treatment may be beneficial.



Find out more on how Dr. Patrick Anhoury can help you have the perfect smile by visiting the Specialized Group Practice Website: www.specializedgrouppractice.com or drop by our premises in Sodeco Square, Bloc B, 10th floor, Beirut, Lebanon. To make an appointment, you can call 
+961-1-612761, mobile +961-76-934344.



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