Orthodontics for Children
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a checkup with the orthodontist at age seven.
By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, which makes it easier for us to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems.
The 7 & Up Check-up allows us the opportunity to begin monitoring for several conditions. Some issues can be more effectively treated at an early age. Others may be appropriate to let remain until adolescence, or when all, or most, of the permanent teeth are present.
Detection and correction of potential problems can ultimately help save time and money by possibly shortening the overall duration of orthodontic treatment, even reducing or eliminating the need for permanent teeth extractions or future jaw surgery.
Please contact our practice to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation.