Oral Health

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Posted by: Nicky | 2010/07/26

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Orthodontics

My 8 year old needs a plate for a crossbite and my 6 yr old need an expansion plate to make space for all her teeth. My question is, should they have all their permanent teeth to start these procedures, let say the age of 11? Is it wise to have these procedures done at an age where they still have their baby teeth? Will it be effective, I don''t have money to spend later on again? Please advise

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Oral health expert

expansion/cross bite plates are usually paced at an early age.
Placing them now prevents the situation from worsening it will also shorten treatment time later.

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Posted by: dental expert | 2010/07/27

expansion/cross bite plates are usually paced at an early age.
Placing them now prevents the situation from worsening it will also shorten treatment time later.

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