At what age should my child start seeing an orthodontist?

Posted On: July 20, 2017

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that parents bring their children in around the age of 7.  It does not mean that they will start treatment at that age, but there are many valid reasons for having an orthodontic evaluation at that early age.
Orthodontists are trained to spot problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth (even with baby teeth still present).  Even though your child’s teeth may look straight, there could still be some underlying problems that only the doctor can detect.  Your orthodontist may indicate a developing problem but will recommend monitoring the child’s growth and development until most of the baby teeth are lost.  Through early detections, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile. -Lindi