When should I take my child to see an Orthodontist?

 

The American Association of Orthodontists officially recommends that kids should see an orthodontist for the first time between the ages of seven and nine. Even if the child does not have all his or her permanent teeth, the teeth growth pattern can usually be predicted quite effectively by an orthodontist.

This allows for a proactive response to emerging problems, and this is the reason that some younger children are now getting orthodontic devices earlier in life.

If a young child has serious orthodontic issues emerging, we can usually address the problems with Phase I treatment and then follow up with another round of treatment when the child has all the adult teeth, if necessary.

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