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John L.

Right Age for Orthodontics

Since no two patients are alike, there is not a specific age that is best to begin treatment. However, The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child first be seen by an orthodontist as early as age 7 and even earlier if a problem is discovered by a parent or the family dentist. The timing of orthodontic treatment is extremely important and greatly affects the treatment result. 

Early diagnosis and treatment by a specialist can help guide facial and skeletal growth and tooth eruption, therefore preventing more serious problems from developing. Our goal is to reduce treatment time in full braces and to provide the best and most stable results possible. Early treatment by an orthodontic specialist is frequently easier on the child and more economical for you.