Friday, September 18, 2015

FAQ Friday - When should my child see an orthodontist? - North Coast Orthodontics

FAQ's
When should my child see an orthodontist? 
The current guidelines of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommend that every child be evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7, or when the front permanent teeth have erupted.
At this age, many developing bite problems can already be detected and may be more easily corrected before jaw growth has slowed or is complete. Intercepting these developing problems at an early age will often prevent them from becoming more significant problems later on and decrease time spent in braces when all the permanent teeth have erupted.
Most adolescents who require braces start between the ages of 11 and 13. Orthodontic treatment, however, can be very effective at any age - it's never too late!