What Is The Right Age For A Child To Visit The Orthodontist?

Orthodontics can play a huge role for young children in terms of facial appearance and health.

In fact, the American Orthodontic Association recommends that orthodontists examine children as soon as they are seven years old. Yes. While the baby teeth are still in their mouth. And yes, while their teeth and mouth are still growing.

To create a smile that lasts a lifetime, the teeth need to be straight and the jaws properly aligned.

Your child’s teeth may look straight, while at the same time there may be deeper skeletal problems, such as deep bite, open bite, cross bite, misalignment of the upper and lower jaw, teeth crowding or habitual problems such as finger sucking.

Your child’s teeth may look straight, while at the same time there may be deeper skeletal problems, such as deep bite, open bite, cross bite, misalignment of the upper and lower jaw, teeth crowding or habitual problems such as finger sucking.

By the age of seven, enough permanent teeth have erupted so that your orthodontist can evaluate the relationships that develop between the teeth, the jaw and the bite and make sure that everything will continue to grow properly.