In some instances postponing treatment is fine. Orthodontic treatment is only initiated in 20% of patients prior to eruption of all their permanent teeth. There are certain types of orthodontic conditions that are best treated at an early age which should be determined by an orthodontist
Children sometimes exhibit early signs of jaw problems. Upper and lower jaws that are not growing in harmony can be recognized at an early age. Treated early, these situations can be minimized or corrected. These problems, if not corrected early will limit our ability to obtain optimal results with later treatment.