The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child be evaluated by the age of seven. Early diagnosis and treatment can correct small problems before they become big ones.
Typical signs of the need for an orthodontic evaluation may include: the early or late loss of teeth, difficulty in chewing, mouth-breathing, finger sucking, crowded teeth, misaligned teeth, jaw dysfunction, or a sunken or protruding jaw. Signs of potential orthodontic problems may not be obvious. Our initial exams are at no-charge and are the most sensible means to assure proper oral health.
Early diagnosis and treatment in many cases can help to avoid more extensive treatment in the future after the jaw and face have fully developed. Two phase, early interceptive treatment is not always necessary but will be recommended when early treatment can benefit your child.