Is it time for a smile makeover? Once your child receives their first tooth, it might be time to visit our pediatric orthodontist, Dr. Jordan Jones!
Early children’s orthodontics evaluation can help identify and correct any dental concerns before they become more severe, saving you and your child time, discomfort, and possibly even money in the long run. Some children may require pediatric orthodontics treatments before age seven due to the development of malocclusions (bad bites) and receive care as early as 2-3 years of age.
With a wide range of treatment options available, early steps can be taken to reduce the need for major orthodontic treatments at a later age. With Esteem Pediatric, you can feel confident that your little one’s smile will be taken care of from the very beginning!
While there isn’t a set age in which children should receive braces, Dr. Jones will help guide you and your child to find the optimal time to begin treatment if necessary. Every child’s mouth and dental needs are unique and may require different treatment plans.
Since many changes occur during childhood, you may begin to notice issues with your child’s teeth and bite alignment. By the time your child is seven years old, the most common orthodontic issues such as overcrowding, uneven bite, crooked teeth, overbite, underbite, and protruding teeth will become visible.
Some children benefit from early orthodontic treatment before all of their adult teeth have come in to help guide the growth of the jaw and development of teeth. This makes it easier to achieve a straighter smile later.
Traditionally, orthodontic treatment with braces or clear aligners begin between the ages of 11-14 when all the permanent teeth have erupted. However, it’s never too late to get braces! Some adults even choose to receive their orthodontic treatment to correct any dental issues they may have.
If you find yourself asking what age is best to get braces, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jones to discuss your child’s dental concerns and create a treatment plan to set your child up for a life full of healthy, dazzling smiles.