HABIT APPLIANCE ONLY
NO FIXED BRACES
HABIT APPLIANCE – PREVENT ANTERIOR TONGUE THRUST
75% of 12-year-olds need orthodontic treatment. By age 12, 90% of the child’s face has developed. By guiding facial development earlier, by using functional appliances, 80% of the treatment can be corrected before the adult teeth are present.
Younger children between ages 8-11 are often more cooperative than children 12-14.
SHORTEN TREATMENT TIME
Children that start with Phase One treatment with functional appliances will spend less time in fixed braces when the adult teeth come into the mouth.
TO CORRECT UNDERDEVELOPED JAWS
Almost 50% of children who need orthodontic treatment due to a bad bite have underdeveloped lower jaws. Functional appliances can reposition the lower jaw forward, improve the child’s profile and correct the bite problems in 7-9 months.