The American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children be seen by an orthodontist around age 7. At this time, a child can be screened for any developmental issues occurring with their teeth or jaw. If needed, early intervention care can be extremely beneficial in preventing long-term problems and ensuring optimum functionality.
Early intervention treatment refers to any orthodontic care given to children 7-12 years old. While not all children in this age group need braces or other corrective treatments, those that do benefit tremendously from being seen by an orthodontist. Early intervention treatments may include palate expanders, spacers, braces, baby tooth extraction, Invisalign® First, and other necessary modalities.
Invisalign® First provides a virtually invisible, non-invasive treatment for children. Many parents love Invisalign® treatment for children because it doesn’t require “scary” brackets, pokey wires, or permanent fixtures on a child’s teeth. The Invisalign® system offers customized treatment options for children to help correct bite and teeth abnormalities before they become more serious. The clear aligners won’t be noticeable by other kids, so your child can continue smiling through treatment without being made fun of by their peers.
Choosing an orthodontist for your child is a big decision. It’s important to find someone you trust, who has experience with children, and who can give them the highest quality care. That’s why we offer free consultations. You can bring your child to our office and have a look around, meet our doctors, and have a short evaluation. We’ll be able to tell you if your child could benefit from early intervention treatment or if we don’t need to see them for a few more years.