Treatment is usually started when the patient is 10 or 11 years old, after the deciduous teeth are lost.
That reminds me, Doctor; It seems that my daughter's adult teeth are very late. They take such a long time to grow in.
Her baby teeth stay loose for a long time. They don't seem to fall out fast enough. When they finally fall out, it still takes a long time for the new teeth to grow in.
I wouldn't worry about it too much. There are many differences in the rate of normal tooth growth. Some children get their permanent teeth much sooner than others, some children "cut" their teeth quickly. Be sure to bring your daughter in for an examination. I want to be sure that everything is OK.
Is it true that this type of treatment should be taken care of at a young age?
Yes, a malocclusion should be treated early in life for many reasons.
1) A malocclusion in an adult is much more difficult to treat. It's usually more expensive too.
2) Malocclusion may result in chewing difficulties and excessive strains on the teeth, jaws, and facial muscles.
3) Crooked teeth are more difficult to keep clean. This usually results in a greater incidence of tooth decay and gum diseases.
4) Severe malocclusion can cause oral and facial deformities that can result in serious emotional problems too.