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Age 7 to 9

Early detection can avoid lengthy braces treatment. Cases where braces cannot be avoided, early intervention helps in better orthodontic results.

Once the baby teeth begin to shed and getting replaced by adult permanent teeth, this is the time for accessing your child for potential orthodontic (braces) treatment.

At this time we can start to monitor the position of adult teeth and assess the growth of the jaw. If a child has a narrow jaw, simple expansion plates can guide the jaw to expand.

Developing Permanent Teeth
Decay is seen in the mixed dentition stage - where baby teeth and permanent teeth both are present in the mouth.