JAWS & EARLY ORTHODONTICS
orthodontic treatment can be simpler,
shorter and more favorable than treating at a later
The Bulletin of Tokyo Dental College--1995)
Your Jaws ~ Your Life (page 64)
Orthodontics at age 8 can be too late
for some children because the jaws are mostly grown
by age 6---about 80% grown. That is why some children
need orthodontic treatments as early as age 2 to help
make room for their larger adult teeth and reduce the
need for extractions.
Active FJO treatment at age 2 to 6
can more successfully influence tooth, jaw and airway
growth. If you have young children, find an FJO dentist
to examine their jaws and bite to be sure teeth and
bones are developing and aligning well.
David C. Page, D.D.S.
Your Jaws ~ Your Life (page 65)