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First time, if no obvious earlier tooth or jaw development disorders are noticed it is recommended to bring a child to an orthodontist when he has fully grown first permanent teeth, upper and lower molars as well as four upper and lower incisors, i.e. in the period of early mixed occlusion. Then a doctor can determine if the jaw is growing correctly and if there is enough space for the permanent teeth to develop. Scientists claim that the following factors influence people’s health: 20% genetics, 20% environmental factors, 10% medical service and the remaining 50% depend on our life style.
Generic anomalies cannot be avoided. However, even with certain genetic anomalies with the timely orthodontic treatment, it is possible to simplify some future surgery procedures.
These are bad habits which can influence the development of tooth and jaw, those include thumb sucking, nail or other thing biting, mouth breathing, etc. These must be removed as early as possible. With fast growth, these bad habits can influence jaw deformation and in later life these can be corrected only with the help of surgery.
Bad tooth care, caries affected and too early extracted primary teeth, lost teeth, no prosthesis applied as well as no implanted teeth – all these encourage orthodontic anomalies.