Children will see their permanent teeth start to come through between ages 6 to 7. As the teeth and jaw are still developing, it can be a good time to assess if dental problems are apparent.

Key takeaways:

–  When the jaw is still developing it can be easier to treat oral issues such as crowding.

–  As the permanent teeth come through it can be possible to help guide them in to better position.

–  Braces are less visible today and children can customise the colours of the bands.

“So-called early treatment also may be useful when the dental arches and jaws are not in the correct position. Functional appliances may fix or improve these problems. More treatment usually is needed later on, but it may be shorter and less involved.”

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Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!