When To Seek Treatment

When Is The Ideal Age To See An Orthodontist?

  • According to the American Association of Orthodontist, the ideal age for your child to see an orthodontist is by age 7.
  • Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.
  • Studies have shown that facial development can be most affected between ages 7-11.

When To Know When Your Child Needs Braces?

  • Grinding of teeth
  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Jaws the pop or shift
  • Teeth that normally don’t meet
  • Biting of the cheek
  • Misplaced, crowded, or blocked-out teeth

Early Treatment May Give Your Orthodontist A Chance To

  • Guide jaw growth
  • Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
  • Correct harmful oral habits
  • Improve appearance
  • Guide permanent teeth to a more favorable position
  • Improve the way lips meet
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