Prediction of Facial Growth and Dental Problems in Children

What goes wrong?



Few parents realize how malleable the facial bones of a six year old child are and how quickly things like ‘leaving the mouth open’ or ‘sucking the thumb’ can spoil a child’s appearance for ever.

It is difficult for a lay person to know if the face of a young child is growing correctly because most young children look cute, but Orthotropists® are trained to recognise the early signs of poor facial growth so that treatment can be started in time. It may be too late at 8.

If your dentist or orthodontist offers you Orthotropics® we suggest that you check that they are fully registered on the IAFGG’s website (  ).