Early orthodontic intervention (EOI): An overview
As awareness about orthodontic treatment increases there are more and more parent considering orthodontic treatment for their wards at an early age. Coupled with awareness are the various advances in orthodontic material sciences and newer techniques which open up a gamut of treatment options for the Orthodontist. In spite of the above things, there are certain aspects about EOI which remain the same and have stood the test of time. EOI is simpler, shorter and effective. This article reviews the various aspects of timing of treatment in orthodontics and the rationale for EOI. Also a light has been thrown on various conditions demanding EOI. Moreover, discussed briefly will be the potential benefits and risks of early treatment and various EOI modalities.
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