It is recommended that children should get an Orthodontic Check-Up By age 7.
It's never too early to make your child's smile a priority. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children receive their first orthodontic screening by age seven.
In many cases, we'll monitor the growth and development of your little one's teeth and jaws. Think of it as a chance for your child to get comfortable with their orthodontist while they're in this observational stage.
Early treatment may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.
In some cases, Dr. Smith can achieve results that may not be possible once your child's face and jaws have finished growing.
Since a young child's permanent teeth aren't finished erupting, early treatment is about finding and evaluating issues to prevent them from becoming full-fledged problems and causing any further harm.
Proactively correcting them before they're serious, and while the teeth and jaws are still growing, will mean easier, more affordable treatment down the line.
While the age that kids get braces may vary, orthodontic treatment most often begins between ages 9 and 14. Some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if they're treated early.
If Dr. Smith thinks your child will need treatment, he'll let you know when it will be best to begin treatment. This gives your orthodontist the best chance to:
It's not always easy to tell when your child may need braces or has an orthodontic issue. Even teeth that look straight may be hiding a problem bite.
Here are some clues that may indicate the need for orthodontic attention:
If your child has a dental issue, please contact us by setting up a free consultation.
We can discuss your child's orthodontic options and develop a treatment plan customized to fit your child's needs.