When it comes to the best age for starting orthodontic treatment, there isn’t a set age. However, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children receive an orthodontic evaluation by age seven. This doesn’t mean that your child will be ready for braces at this time. In fact, it’s usually just an observation period, which allows orthodontists to monitor your child’s dental development. At this age, most kids have a mix of baby teeth and permanent teeth, which gives a good perception of how they’re developing.

Treating certain problems, it’s easy for orthodontists to identify, at an early stage and can minimize the risk of oral surgery or extensive treatment later on.

Bone tissue in children is much softer which makes it easier to change jaw structure and move teeth.

Benefits from Early Treatment:

Things to Look For: