Many malocclusions can be treated very early. It is important to determine the right time for this. An orthodontic examination of the dentition is advised at the latest at the age of six or seven during the change from primary to permanent dentition in the posterior part. If you notice that your child has difficulties breathing, an uneven bite or a deviated chin shape, you should have your child examined already by the age of five.
Teeth are not always responsible for a bad bite: habits such as fingernail biting, thumb sucking or constantly pressing the lips or tongue to the teeth as well as the extensive use of a pacifier can adversely affect the bite and lead to long-term jaw malpositions. In such cases, a preventive treatment is recommended.