Q2 : Under what circumstances would a patient be told to wait and see?

Since problems that patients are currently concerned with may change with growth, it is not rare that orthodontists want to observe how the problems will turn out after a while. Proper judgement should be made as to whether treatment is needed and if so, when to start treatment to achieve the best possible results. Observation is as important for the proper care of the patient as treatment itself.

Facial appearance changes along with growth.

For this patient, the lower jaw is continuing to grow even at the age when orthodontic treatment is typically terminated.