FJO EARLY ORTHODONTICS
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
Learn more about What early orthodontic treatment is all about and Why it is so important for young children.