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Almost all tooth and jaw problems occur after birth itself.
There can be numerous causes for the same, like: pacifier or thumb sucking, intermixing of the upper airways, as well as premature or early loss of milk teeth. It goes without saying that genetic factors play a major role in it as well. Scientists argue that 40% of all growth is genetically determined and 60% is functionally mediated.
Around the age of 10 years, the child already has 90% of the growth of the upper jaw and the jaw joints have already achieved a large part of their shape and function. Hence waiting for the complete change of teeth, for the purpose of shortening the orthodontic treatment duration, can lead to obvious disadvantages.
Research in the US showed that a large proportion of the crossbites in the early stage of the teeth influence the development of deviations of the nasal septum and these unfavorable respiratory patterns have an influence on the further development of the jaw (skeletal) and tooth position. If evaluated at an early stage, the time required for the treatment can be better gauged.
Starting orthodontic treatments at an early stage can help prevent the removal of teeth at a later stage. The early diagnosis and correction of functional problems is also necessary for further harmonious jaw growth and dental breakthroughs.
The complete breakthrough of all teeth is a prerequisite for getting a definitive and optimal result in some cases. Since in a early orthodontic treatment, removable equipment is used, with a definitive set of teeth a fixed device or 'brackets' is the most widely used equipment.
The treatment can take place in a classic metal version, ceramic or transparent and an invisible or lingual / inside the teeth version.