Don’t put off orthodontic care because you believe your child is too young. The age can be a benefit because the mouths of young people are more moldable. Catching a problem early can reap big benefits and prevent a problem from becoming more serious.
Issues such as crossbites, crowding or blocked teeth benefit from early detection. Since the top jaw is developing for those under age 10, it is easier to influence the position of a child’s jaws during that age range than the teen years.
It is still a good idea to be conservative with all treatment and a professional evaluation can help you make the best decision.