Braces for Kids - What Is The Right Age?

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends an orthodontic evaluation at the age of 7. This is the recommended age because it typically is the first appearance adult teeth, and when some of the more serious issues in dental development can begin. Treatment for young children is usually primarily aimed at dealing with functional problems that immediately threaten the health of the teeth. The conditions that we treat in early childhood are problems of tooth eruption, crossbite, overcrowding, jaw growth problems, snoring, thumb sucking, tongue thrust, and open bite.

Orthodontic issues can and do develop very early in childhood, which is why early treatment is important to prevent damage to the adult teeth or to limit the effects of a developing growth problem. Contact us today for your initial early consultation. Your child will be in wonderful hands and you will know what treatments may be necessary. You can easily schedule your complimentary consultation right on our website or call our office at (850) 877-1692.


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