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What’s the best age for an orthodontist to start improving your child’s smile? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an initial orthodontic evaluation around the age of seven.

Seeking orthodontic treatment at this young age provides a baseline for growth and makes it easier to correct tooth and jaw problems. This may help prevent your child from future dental corrections or treatments.

What are some signs that your child may need to see an orthodontist?

  • Disproportionate jaw or teeth
  • Mouth breathing
  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Crowded, misplaced, or blocked teeth
  • Finger sucking
  • Popping sounds upon jaw opening and closing
  • Early or late loss of baby teeth

What are the advantages of early orthodontic treatment?

  • Reducing the need for permanent tooth extraction
  • Creating room for crowded teeth
  • Guiding jaw growth to accommodate emerging teeth
  • Regulating upper and lower arch width
  • Correcting finger sucking

At Bracify Orthodontics, we want to help you take the best steps toward caring for your child’s smile. Contact us today schedule an orthodontic appointment for your child!