In a perfect world, everyone would have perfect teeth. However, this is not a perfect world and not everyone has perfect teeth, and that is okay! While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around age seven. By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner and without surgery. Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:
To prevent bacteria buildup, which can lead to cavities and gum disease, we have the ability to clean your child’s teeth and adjust their orthodontic work in one convenient visit. We always encourage our patients or those people looking to bring their children in to call or email us with any of their questions or concerns.
Once the braces have come off, your child will be able to smile with more confidence. Confidence is important for all individuals, especially those who are younger. A healthy smile is a beautiful smile!