BEFORE THE AGE 8
Early orthodontic treatment can be
shorter and more favorable
than treating at a later age.
(SOURCE: The Bulletin of Tokyo Dental
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