From overcrowded teeth to underbites and overbites and issues losing baby teeth, children need orthodontic treatment for several reasons. It is recommended that children see an orthodontist when their permanent teeth come in but it’s never too early to start focusing on a plan for teeth and jaw correction.
For parents, it’s not always easy to know if your child may need orthodontic treatment.
The amount of treatment needed to correct a problem will determine how long the process takes. Different patients react to treatments differently. While it may take one patient only 12 months to complete treatment, it may take another patient 24 months. Treatment times can vary depending on how quickly your body responds and how much work is needed to give you the show-stopping smile you expect.
Your willingness to use the appliances your orthodontist gives you plays a major role in the length of time it takes to complete your treatment. Always remember to take care of your braces and appliances; this truly will help make your treatment shorter!
If you notice any of the following problems, it’s time to make an appointment with your orthodontist.