Most people ask what age should my child see the Orthodontist? Children should have an initial orthodontic consult around age 7.
Even though we recommend seeing children early it doesn’t always mean that early treatment is needed. More then often it gives us the chance to monitor your child’s growth and dental development and we can help prevent future problems.
Early treatment can be beneficial for severe crossbite (a condition where upper teeth close inside lower teeth).
Severe crowding may also require early treatment. This can be due to the jaws being too small to accommodate the adult teeth. Sometimes appliances or extractions can help make things easier for adult teeth.
Protruding teeth or severe underbite may also require early treatment with the use of headgear or orthodontic appliances.