Achieving perfectly-aligned adult teeth can be easier with the help of early orthodontic intervention. Kids at 6-12 years old can especially benefit from this intervention because it is at this age that we can influence the eruption pattern of the adult teeth. Early treatments include space maintenance, the correction of crossbites and help in breaking harmful patterns such as thumbsucking.

By being able to provide orthodontic treatment early on, future orthodontic problems may be averted or at least minimized. Early treatment does not guarantee that further treatment won’t be needed- it may still be required depending on the circumstances. The advantage though, is that the complexity of the problem has been reduced and the duration of treatment is often shorter.