Seventy-five per cent of 12 year olds need orthodontic treatment. Yet 90% of a child’s face has already developed! By guiding facial development earlier, through the use of functional appliances, 80% of the treatment can be corrected before the adult teeth are present!
Younger children between the ages of 8 and 11 are often much more cooperative than children of 12 to 14.
SHORTER TREATMENT TIME
Another advantage of early Phase One treatment is that children will need to wear fixed braces on their adult teeth for less time.
Almost 50% of children who need orthodontic treatment due to a bad bite have underdeveloped lower jaws.
Functional appliances can reposition the lower jaw forward, improve the child’s profile and correct the bite problem – within 7 to 9 months!
You can see what a difference functional appliances made to this young girl’s profile!