ortho for children & adolescents
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all
children, regardless of their orthodontic progression, receive an
orthodontic evaluation by age seven. Early examination allows
orthodontists to determine the best time for orthodontic treatment, and
if necessary, to begin.
At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but
vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to
By the age of seven, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back
bite. During this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and
side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting
incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding or gummy
Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile. Early
interceptive orthodontic therapy in some cases, can minimize the need
for more complex treatment in the future.
By the time children reach adolescence, their permanent teeth are
either in, or are erupting. Teenagers jaw bones are almost finished
growing, making this an ideal time to correct their teeth. People whose
teeth are crooked or misaligned are often self conscious about their
By starting early, you can give your child a healthy smile with a lifetime
of benefits. Seeing our patients grow and mature into confident young
adults is one of our greatest rewards.
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