Optimal Timing for Fast, Effective Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic Treatment For Rapid Orthodontic Results

Waiting for Permanent Teeth Eruption

Although it may seem counter-intuitive, the key to fast, efficient orthodontic treatment is waiting until all of permanent teeth are in, including the very important 2nd molars. Once all of the permanent teeth are erupted, we can begin the alignment process immediately as part of your orthodontic treatment plan. By waiting, we decrease the total time spent in braces thereby increasing the patient’s comfort.

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There are exceptions to this; children with severe anterior crowding or cross bites may benefit from early intervention treatment.

Facial Bone Growth

In addition to the eruption of second molars, by waiting for the optimum growth period, the facial bones are allowed to grow. This growth augments treatment to realign the bite. As the bite is readjusted with functional elastics, the bones grow quickly to realign and correct the bite. This happens most effectively in the early adolescent years. By using this natural growth period to supplement bite correction, overall treatment time is shorter and more efficient.

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Feel free to contact us for a complimentary orthodontic exam to learn your best orthodontic treatment plan. From traditional metal braces to Invisalign we have affordable orthodontic treatment options for every case.

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