Ages younger than 7 years

Preventive orthodontics, aimed at young patients, treat problems such as premature loss of primary teeth, prolonged sucking of a finger and tonguethrusting.
Placing a space retaining device in the case of premature loss of primary teeth, can avoid some of the future problems of crowding, as is illustrated in the
following pictures.


In cases of finger sucking and tongue thrusting, it is possible to stop the habit without the placement of orthodontic appliances, if the parents and children are
guided properly.
In the case that follows it is obvious how the teeth positions improved after the child stopped tongue thrusting.