Phase 1 Treatment for Children

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children see an orthodontist at age 7 or when the first permanent molars erupt. Intervention at this age guides proper growth and development preventing serious problems later.

During this stage of treatment, we can provide the following procedures:

  • Controlling abnormal habits like thumb-sucking and tongue thrusting
  • Upper jaw expansion for posterior cross-bite correction to create space for permanent teeth and avoiding lower jaw shift
  • Anterior cross-bite correction to minimize gum recession
  • Underbite correction due to short upper jaw
  • Hold or gain space for erupting permanent teeth

This video highlights early orthodontic treatment options for children. Dr. Kothari shows the reasons for undergoing early treatment and presents cases of patients who have benefited from early orthodontic treatment.