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.
Tooth alignment can be changed at any age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. We offer a variety of treatments that are designed for different age groups – including adults.