While there are many emotional benefits to those who have undergone orthodontic treatment, the health benefits are just as important. People with properly aligned teeth experience better overall oral care as it is easier to maintain and clean straight teeth.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child first see an orthodontist for an initial evaluation by the age of 7. While treatment will likely not be pursued at that time, it gives the orthodontist an opportunity to asses tooth development and growth. This assessment is a proactive approach that can prevent more serious issues later on. Many of our young patients are placed on a recall program where we continue to monitor growth over time. Please visit the links below to find out more information about orthodontics.