The Best Time to See an Orthodontist?
The right time for an orthodontic check-up… No, later than age 7.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7.
Because children are growing and developing rapidly, seeing them at an early age allows Dr. Boutros to determine how their teeth and bite are developing. The evaluation may reveal the teeth are erupting in a good position and the bite is fine.
In some cases, Dr. Boutros might find a problem that can benefit from early treatment. In that case, it may be necessary to separate the treatment into two timely stages. Indications for early intervention are:
Protruding Incisors Severe Crowding Open Bites Crossbites Underbites Jaw Disharmony
Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated.
Remember! Children grow only once and timing is critical when planning orthodontic treatment. Schedule your early consultation today!