Even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they think of orthodontics, there are good reasons your child should get an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.
The check-up may reveal that your child’s bite is fine and the recommendation may simply be to monitor the growth and development waiting for the appropriate time to begin treatment. In other cases, the orthodontist might find a problem that will benefit from early treatment and begin a short, 6-9 month, Phase 1 treatment.
Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile.
T|D|R proudly providing braces, Invisalign, and orthodontics to Rochester Hills, Birmingham, Novi, Shelby, Lake Orion, Troy, Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Farmington Hills, Northville, Livonia, Walled Lake, and surrounding communities with a long list of straight teeth and happy smiles! An orthodontist receives two to three years of education beyond dental school and are the only ones allowed to call themselves “orthodontists”. Only orthodontists may be members of the American Board of Orthodontists.