The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have an orthodontic evaluation no later than age seven. Most children do not require treatment at this age, but for those who do, it is critical in order to prevent and correct severe dental and skeletal problems. Early treatment utilizes expanders, limited braces and other appliances to correct specific dental anomalies and guide the growth of the jaws in order to:
An early phase of orthodontics usually requires a short second phase of treatment upon the eruption of the remaining permanent teeth.
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