Early orthodontic treatment is necessary in cases of:

1. Crossbite occlusionss

If this malocclusion is not corrected early enough, a lower maxillary branch grows longer and chin as well as facial asymmetry develops, i.e. with development child’s chin turns to one side.

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2. Lower maxilla grows faster than the upper one.

If this anomaly is not treated, in most situations a series of orthodontic treatment sessions as well as maxillary surgeries will be necessary in the future, see further www.orthognatic.lt

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3. Primary teeth are pulled out too early.

Primary teeth keep place for the upcoming permanent teeth, if they are lost early the permanent teeth do not have enough space to erupt therefore later a difficult orthodontic treatment might be necessary, in some serious cases even removing some permanent teeth can be involved.

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4. Crowding – lack of space in dental arc.

During normal child’s growth before the eruption of permanent teeth, gaps appear between the primary teeth.

They are necessary because later when the primary teeth fall out there is enough space for the wider permanent ones. However, these days a more and more frequent tendency of absence of gaps between the primary teeth is noticed, therefore the erupting permanent teeth often do not have enough room and thus they grow incorrectly.

Scientists explain this phenomenon with human evolution. According to them, an archaic human used to chew unprocessed meat and other solid food therefore his jaws were wide and his chewing muscles were strong.

A modern human eats soft food, as a result his jaw has gradually atrophied but the width of his teeth remained unchanged as of the archaic human.

A narrower modern human’s jaw can hardly accommodate all 32 teeth, the third molar (wisdom teeth) very often do not have room to erupt and remain within the jaw (unerupted teeth), these often must be pulled out even if they aren’t erupted.

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In case of an early treatment, removable as well as preventative orthodontic apparatuses are often applied.

In all other cases the best age for treatment is around 12-13. At this age all permanent teeth have already erupted and occlusion has formed.
The best time for any malocclusions to be corrected is the time in a pre-puberty period when children start growing intensively, i.e. during pre-pubertal accelerated physical growth.

Then long body bones grow longer quickly and with a suitable orthodontic appliance the slow growth of lower maxilla can be encouraged. When the period of accelerated physical growth finishes children’s treatment is the same as of adult.

Scientific evidence proves that a very small amount of orthodontic anomalies are susceptible to self-correction, in majority of cases, unfortunately, these deteriorate with time.