Early Intervention: Why do children need to see the orthodontist as early as 6-7 years old?

Coming in for an orthodontic consultation at age 6-7 years old does not necessarily mean treatment will be necessary right away. An early consultation is important to detect dental issues that may need correction through orthodontic treatment. In this video, Dr. Adams explains how orthodontists can do an analysis as early as age 6 to look at things like crowding, jaw growth and spacing. Your orthodontist can then develop a plan to monitor your child’s teeth and jaws over time and only intervene when necessary. If needed, early orthodontic treatment may prevent more complex and extensive treatments later on.

Taking Care of Your Braces and Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

You may have been given some information around the risks and limitations of orthodontic treatment during your consultation. It’s important to remember that having good oral hygiene will be extremely helpful to your orthodontic treatment. Below is a video by Dr. Adams to help you remember all the good tips and tricks we may have shared for all kinds of braces and appliances. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call and we’d be happy to help.

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