Orthodontic intervention is not required in all children. Early screening increases the chances that an orthodontist will catch problems and can reduce the amount of time a child spends wearing braces, or even mitigate the need for braces entirely! We follow the American Association of Orthodontists guidelines: It’s best for a child to receive their first orthodontic treatment no later than age seven.
Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.
Consider Invisalign® treatment to get the beautiful straight teeth you’ve always wanted – without braces. Not only are the aligners virtually invisible, they are removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. Plus, brushing and flossing are no problem. They are also more comfortable than traditional braces, with no metal or wires, which also usually means you spend less time in your doctor’s office getting adjustments. Invisalign treatment also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your Invisalign® treatment is complete.