If I only could turn back time…? How interceptive orthodontics can make a world of difference for your child.

April 20th, 2021 Andrew Chang

greatsydneysmiles.com.au
How interceptive orthodontics can make a world of difference for your child

I recently removed braces for a young teen boy. Both him and his mother were immensely happy with his new smile. We saw his older adult brother at a similiar time. They both had the same crowded teeth. Unfortunately, his older adult brother’s jaws had fully developed and would not be suitable for expander treatment. He would have needed jaw surgery to fix this.

It brought back memories of a teenage girl whom had her braces completed. She had a narrow upper jaw and very crooked which we corrected, without needing teeth removal. Her mother had similar teeth and was motivated by the changes but would have needed jaw surgery to fix this. 

For both the adults above, seeing an orthodontist early from the age of 8 years old would have made a world of difference for their smiles.

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