What benefits are there for early treatment?

Your child benefits in a number of ways from early treatment:

  1. Guiding the growth of the jaw is much easier than altering it later in life
  2. Early dental work has a lower chance of trauma for protruding front teeth
  3. Bad oral habits are easier to correct in early childhood, and have less time to cause damage
  4. An improved appearance early on leads to higher self-esteem and more confidence
  5. Treatment while teeth are still growing allows permanent teeth to be positioned more easily
  6. Cosmetic issues with the lips can be corrected