Early Treatment for Children

Based on the recommendation from the American Association of Orthodontists, we advise that children receive their first orthodontic screening by age seven. Not every child needs early treatment, but if we see your son or daughter early on, we will be able to recognize potential problems, correct any issues before they become more serious, or advise you regarding items that will require attention in the future.

How to tell if your child may need early treatment

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Missing or extra permanent teeth
  • Anterior or posterior crossbite of the teeth
  • Teeth come together abnormally or do not touch at all
  • Protruding teeth
  • A hard time eating or chewing food
  • Thumb or finger sucking
  • Mouth breathing
  • Speech impediments

Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. 

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