It can be difficult to tell exactly when you should take your child in for an orthodontic exam. However, if you’re noticing any of the above signs, they should be taken in for an evaluation or check-up no later than age seven.
Orthodontics are trained to see the most subtle problems with jaw growth and new teeth coming in, even before all the baby teeth have fallen out. Even if a child appears to have straight teeth, there could still be a problem that only an orthodontist can see.
There are several benefits that early orthodontic treatment can provide, including:
- Guiding jaw growth
- Lowering the risk of trauma to front teeth
- Correcting harmful oral habits
- Preventing future issues from getting worse
By providing your child with an early orthodontic evaluation, you can prevent or intercept more serious problems they could have later on. Additionally, some results are only possible to achieve while the child’s face and jaws are still developing, so it’s important to give them their best chance at a beautiful smile while they’re young with preventative orthodontic treatment.