When Should I Start Preparing For Orthodontic Treatment?
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends patients see an orthodontist by the age of 7, the age when it's most important to ensure the teeth are properly growing in. At a young age, minor orthodontic procedures like baby teeth removal, the use of limited braces to close gaps in the teeth, or using an oral appliance to correct a crossbite or treat sleep apnea can be beneficial.
In most cases, orthodontic appointments with our youngest patients are designed to help our team monitor and prepare patients - and parents - for potentially needing braces and other orthodontic solutions after permanent teeth have arrived. Usually, a child's permanent teeth have grown in by the age of 11, 12 or 13.
Dr. Bean provides the best orthodontic treatment near Spokane, WA and beyond, because his treatment plans are always specially tailored to each individual patient! At your orthodontic consultation, he will assess the structure of your mouth and your oral health history to determine the treatment solution that best fits your needs and goals.
Schedule Your Orthodontic Consultation with Dr. C Orthodontics!
Wondering if your child might require orthodontic treatment now or in the future? If your child is over the age of 7, it could be time to start planning for a straighter smile. Call us to schedule your orthodontic consultation!