Orthodontic treatment can be started at any age. In fact, many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected at an early age before jaw growth has slowed. Oftentimes, early interceptive treatment can help a patient avoid future extractions of adult teeth, surgery to correct skeletal imbalances, and other more serious complications.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child visit an orthodontic by age 7 or earlier if a problem is detected by the parents, the family dentist, or the child’s physician.
If you are unsure whether your child needs early interceptive treatment, we encourage you to come in for a complimentary consultation. Many concerned parents are relieved to have some peace of mind after the consultation appointment.