Most people believe that orthodontic treatment should usually begin when someone is in junior high or high school. But according to the American Association of Orthodontists®, every child should have an orthodontic screening by age 7. Our dentists will be happy to see your child for an evaluation and talk with you about your child’s treatment options for early orthodontics. While we may not be able to completely eliminate the need for future orthodontic care, early treatment can save you money and time later in your child’s life.
One of the reasons that early orthodontic treatment can benefit your child is that their teeth have not finished erupting, which gives us the opportunity to address some problems before they occur or worsen. This may require fixed dental work or a removable appliance. But no matter the course of treatment, early orthodontics can:
After thoroughly examining your child’s smile, our dentists will determine if your child needs treatments and when that treatment should begin. To schedule your child’s screening, call our office today.