Did you know that there is an prime time for a child to see an orthodontist? The American Association of Orthodontists suggests that the first orthodontic exam should be done at the first sign of orthodontic issues or no later than age 7. At this young age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but a short examination can help pinpoint the most beneficial time to start treatment. This also helps achieve the best results with the smallest amont of time and money.
Even if a child is not ready for orthodontic treatment just yet, visiting an orthodontist is still beneficial. They will be able to watch the development of the teeth and set a time when treatment should begin.
Age 7 is the optimal age to first see an orthodontist because the first adult molars have come in. It allows the teeth to be completely evaluated at all angles for bite.