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Quality orthodontic care for children

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 treatments

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, clear aligners, and/or other necessary modalities.

Signs your child may need early intervention care

  • Trouble chewing
  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Bruxism (grinding)
  • Mouth breathing
  • Thumb sucking after age 5
  • Speech impediments
  • Crooked or protruding teeth
  • Large gaps or spacing issues
  • Crowded teeth
  • Crossbite, overbite, underbite

Free children’s consultation

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.