Orthopaedics and Orthodontics in Richmond...
Did you know? As soon as a child's adult upper front tooth appears the space required for all the subsequent adult teeth can be determined.
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Did you know? As soon as a child’s adult upper front tooth appears the space required for all the subsequent adult teeth can be determined.
What is the problem? The vast majority of children do not have enough space for their adult teeth and if undetected can later lead to the unnecessary extraction of permanent teeth.
What can be done? Early orthodontic treatment can correct the size and position of the child’s jaws using simple painless braces, in most cases removable, thereby avoiding the need to extract good healthy teeth.
Are there any other associated problems? Incorrect jaw size and position can affect breathing, cause clenching and grinding. It can also lead to jaw joint problems in later life.
What to do now? If your child has not had an orthodontic assessment contact our dentists at Roseneath Dental Practice where a quick consultation can establish if your child needs treatment