When patients comes to clinic in early mixed dentition and after addressing the problems that patient has , we should ask :
Is this the RIGHT TIME to start treatment?
if not , then we should just go for two phases of treatment plan.
1st phase is to just interfere to prevent future problems like correcting anterior crossbite or urgently provide space for delayed unerrupted upper lateral incisor or using a lingual arch or TPA to prevent mesial migration of permenant molars if early loss of upper Es has occured ….etc.
2nd phase : When late mixed dentition is reached or if all permenant teeth have errupted , then a comperhinsive treatment is commenced.
Early Treatment examples :
. Functional shift.
. Young age with retrgnathic maxilla , use face mask.
. 2×4 to correct anterior segment with caution not to interfere with unerrupted maxillary canine.
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