Why it’s important and what not to ignore
Age 7 – the ideal age to seek a consultation from an Orthodontist
Less headaches as a teenager or adult
Investing in a beautiful healthy smile for your growing child
The science of Orthodontics is capable of enhancing smiles at any age. However, according to the Canadian Association of Orthodontists the optimal time to have an initial consultation is at the first sign of orthodontic problems, or no later than age 7. There are many reasons why this is true including your child’s growth patterns and their development. When necessary, early interceptive treatment produces ideal results and reduces costs in the long run. Often at this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment and prevent serious problems that could arise as your child ages.
However, also pay attention to the following: Early or late loss of baby teeth, difficulty chewing, mouth breathing, jaws that shift and make sounds, speech difficulties, biting the cheek or the roof of the mouth, facial imbalances and grinding/clenching of the teeth.