Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Right Time for an Orthodontic Evaluation: No Later Than Age 7

The Right Time for an Orthodontic Evaluation: No Later Than Age 7

Even though most people think of pre-teens and teens when they think of orthodontics, there are good reasons your child should have an orthodontic evaluation much sooner. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), recommends a checkup with an orthodontist no later than age 7. At our office, we typically tell our parents: Third Grade. At this time, the incisors and molars are erupting and the orthodontist can evaluate your child's occlusion

Early treatment may give your orthodontist the chance to: 1) guide proper jaw growth, (2) lower the risk of trauma to protruded teeth, (3) correct harmful habits or crossbite, (4) improve appearance, self-esteem, and speech, (5) eliminate crowding and avoid extractions. In essence, Phase I treatment lays down the proper foundation.

If you are considering Phase I treatment for your child, consider looking for an orthodontist in your area who participates with your insurance plan and provides convenient hours. Most orthodontists offer complimentary consultations.

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