The childhood and teenage years are a great time for orthodontic treatment. The American Association of Orthodontists® recommends that a child receive their first orthodontic screening by age 7, and we encourage you to bring your child to our office by this age to evaluate their need for orthodontic treatment. When children are able to start treatment early, orthodontists can often detect and correct potential problems before they become more serious. This can help save time as well as money.
Early orthodontic treatment is advantageous because a young child’s teeth have not finished erupting; this allows orthodontists to guide their eruption and address any problems at the earliest possible stage. Whether your child needs removable or fixed appliances, early orthodontic treatment can help to:
When you bring your child to our practice, our dentist will be able to determine whether treatment is needed. If early orthodontic treatment is needed, we will recommend them to a qualified orthodontic professional. For more information, we invite you to call or visit us today!