Many parents tend to assume they must wait until their child has all of his or her permanent teeth to visit Kildonan Orthodontics, only to find that treatment would have been much easier if started sooner.
How much sooner?
Well, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child have an orthodontic check-up no later than age seven.
That's right - seven.
Orthodontic evaluation at an early age provides two positive outcomes: For some, early identification of problems will lead to easier or shorter orthodontic treatment - and expense - in the future. For others, however, a healthy prognosis will provide immediate peace of mind.
Early evaluation, of course, may signal a need for early treatment. For some children, early treatment can prevent physical and emotional trauma. Aside from spurring on years of harmful teasing, misaligned teeth are also prone to injury and detrimental to good oral hygiene. So if your child is nearing age seven, please give us a call to schedule an appointment.
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