Why age 7, Lang, Orthodontics, Teeth

why age 7?


You might think seven is too young when considering your child’s orthodontic care, but actually, seven is the perfect age to make an appointment!
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around seven years old; by this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner, and without surgery.

Early treatment allows your orthodontist to:

  • Correct and guide the growth of your child’s jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
  • Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
  • Create more space for crowded teeth
  • Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
  • Correct thumb-sucking and help improve minor speech problems

It’s not always easy to assess whether your child needs orthodontic care. To find out a few warning signs to watch for, visit our page Signs That Your Child Will Need Corrective Help. Or please feel free to give us a call – we’d be happy to answer any questions or concerns!

why age 7?

You might think seven is too young when considering your child’s orthodontic care, but actually, seven is the perfect age to make an appointment!
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends visiting the orthodontist around seven years old; by this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it easier for the orthodontist to diagnose and correct tooth and jaw problems sooner, and without surgery.

Early treatment allows your orthodontist to:

  • Correct and guide the growth of your child’s jaw to help the permanent teeth come in straight
  • Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches
  • Create more space for crowded teeth
  • Avoid the need for permanent tooth extractions later in life
  • Correct thumb-sucking and help improve minor speech problems

It’s not always easy to assess whether your child needs orthodontic care. To find out a few warning signs to watch for, visit our page Signs That Your Child Will Need Corrective Help. Or please feel free to give us a call – we’d be happy to answer any questions or concerns!

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