Regular check-ups with your family dentist should quickly become a part of your child’s routine, but many parents don’t even think about taking their child to see an orthodontist. Therefore, you may be interested to know that seven is the age the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children visit an orthodontist.
At the age of seven, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth. This makes it easier for us to be able to assess your child’s teeth and, most importantly, identify any signs of impending orthodontic problems.
An early consultation with an orthodontist enables us to:
- Correct and guide the growth of your child's jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
- Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
- Create more space for crowded teeth
- Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
- Correct thumb sucking and help improve minor speech problems