If extreme malocclusions occur during the change from deciduous teeth to permanent dentition, which usually takes place at the age of 6-10 years, they need to be treated at this stage. Usually removable or a combination of removable and fixed orthodontic appliances are used. A too narrow upper jaw for example, can be expanded with the aid of a removable appliance. Extreme jaw discrepancies (growth disturbances of the mandible, maxilla or both) which are associated with an increased or a negative overbite (cross-bite) should be corrected as early as possible.
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