The Right Time for an Orthodontic Evaluation:
No Later Than Age 7
All Orthodontic Evaluations are Complimentary
You Can Trust Our Doctors
The key to a beautiful smile is to start orthodontic treatment at the right time... not too early and not too late. At Dentistry Just For Kids and Orthodontics, you can trust our doctors to let you know the ideal time ot start orthodontic treatment. Children who are "too early" for treatment become exclusive members of our Smile Squad! They will earn prizes and have fun while their growth and development are monitored carefully. When ready, you can trust your child will receive the best treatment at a great value. We want to help your children develop beautiful smiles!
Has Your Child Had an Orthodontic Evaluation?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children get an evaluation with an orthodontic specalist no later than age 7.
Early treatment may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing as well as make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. In some cases, the orthdontist will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaw have finished growing.
Problems to Watch for in Growing Children
Malocclusions ("bad bites") like those illustrated below, may benefit from early diagnosis and treatment by an orthodontic specialist.
In addition, if you notice any of the following in your child, check with your orthodontist:
- Early or late loss of baby teeth
- Difficulty in chewing or biting
- Mouth breathing
- Jaws that shift or make sound
- Biting the cheek or the roof of the mouth
- Facial imbalance
- Grinding or clenching of the teeth
Give Your Child the Gift of a Healthy Smile!