A healthy jaw right from the start
In order to support a healthy development of your child’s teeth, chewing muscles and joints from an early age, early treatment may in some cases be useful even when the permanent dentition hasn’t developed yet. We use particularly gentle methods to influence your child’s jaw growth so that later orthodontic treatment can be avoided under certain circumstances. We would be happy to advise you during an initial appointment and determine whether early treatment is suitable for your child.
The start of treatment depends on the status of the teeth, i.e. the number and condition of the existing milk teeth, the severity of any malocclusion and the stage of development of your child. Our youngest patients are three years old. As a rule, early treatment begins around the age of 5 to 6 years.
(Possible) treatment indications for early treatment include oblique head positioning, cross bite, frequent colds, headaches, speech disorders, thumb sucking, teeth grinding, overbite or front tooth trauma.