Many parents wonder at what age their child should see an orthodontist. Getting your child’s orthodontic evaluation early can save you time on treatment in the future. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child’s first visit to an orthodontist should be at the age of 7. At 7 years old your child will be going through jaw growth and development. This is a very important time for your child to see their Coral Springs orthodontist so that the growth can be monitored and intervened if necessary. Dr. Mazzei will be able to exam your child’s teeth and note any signs of crowding, overbite, underbite as well as any other potential conditions your child could develop as they age.
If you have any concerns about your child’s smile feel free to ask as this will help keep your understanding clear during the consultation. Early orthodontic intervention may include removable or fixed appliances. These appliances can provide more room for crowded or erupting teeth. This will maintain space for teeth that have not come in yet and reduce the need for avoidable extractions. Ultimately, early intervention can save you and your child a longer treatment time.