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Growth Modification

Growth modification appliances are used to enhance or reduce the growth of the jaw in a forward or backward direction. It can also be designed to allow expansion to the upper arch. These appliances help correct the front-to-back relationship of the upper and lower jaws, thereby correcting the overbite. These types of appliances are stay in mouth for 4 to 18 months.

Growth modification (early treatment) is part of the first phase of two-stage orthodontic treatment of children with malocclusion (poor bite). Growth modification is only possible when bones are still growing. It is most effective during children's growth spurts (for girls upto 12 yrs and for boys upto 14 yrs). Ideal timing of treatment varies depending on the condition, when adult teeth come in, and the amount of growth necessary to correct the malocclusion. Children are often more cooperative than teenagers when it comes to wearing their appliances for a certain number of hours a day.Surgery is the only option to correct malocclusion once growth is complete.

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TEETH Care Centre Dental Hospital, Ahmedabad