The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems
or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but early examination can help treat issues with poor or irregular growth and development of the teeth and jaws.
What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?
Dr. Red can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present.
While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect.
The check-up may reveal that your child’s bite is fine. Dr. Red may identify a developing problem but recommend
monitoring the child’s growth and development, and then if indicated, begin treatment at the appropriate time for the
child. In other cases, the orthodontist might find a problem that can benefit from early treatment.
Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.
In some cases, Dr. Red will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.
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