The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the best time to begin practicing orthodontic vigilance, and potentially even treatment, is as soon as possible, and no later than 7 years of age. Early monitoring can help improve treatment effectiveness and lessens the expense.
Modern technology has allowed for great advancements. Today's braces are not as uncomfortable or bulky as they used to be, and are smaller and fit better aesthetically. You can even choose colored bands, which has become a popular way to decorate teeth.
Choosing the standard metal version of braces may be in the cards, but there could also be other ways to treat issues. In some cases, children may benefit from Clarity ceramic brackets, or even the outstanding technology of Invisalign. We will consult with you and your child before any work begins.
Age 7 is when the first adult molar show and the back bite is established. We can begin evaluating front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships, taking the proper steps to ensure a great smile.