Identifying that there may be a problem early on is very helpful as far as the growth and development of a patient’s teeth and jaws is concerned. Your child will have a mix of both baby and adult teeth which may be advantageous for potential orthodontic treatment. Dr Yap and Dr Skilton recommend that 8 years old is the best time for an orthodontic assessment if you are concerned about your child’s jaw and dental development. Every child is different, and for some, Early Interceptive Treatment is indicated.
Having seen its benefits, both Dr Skilton and Dr Yap are advocates of Early Interceptive Treatment, and will advise parents on the best time in which to commence treatment. If treatment is not yet ready to start, we will continue to review your child on a regular basis. These recall appointments are complimentary, but important to ensure the correct timing for orthodontic treatment in the future.