Why Every Kid Should See an Orthodontist by Age 7

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Did you know that the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that all children have a checkup with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7? If you remember getting braces in your tweens and teens, 7 may sound really young. But medical science has changed a lot since you were a kid. Now orthodontists can detect subtle issues in tooth and jaw development much earlier—even while a child’s baby teeth are still present.

Early orthodontic consultations keep an eye on your growing child’s smile, and can prevent problems down the road. That’s why First Choice Dental offers every patient an initial orthodontic consultation for free, whether you’re a little kid or all grown-up.

After your child’s initial consultation, we’ll monitor their progress. Usually, we suggest a brief re-exam every year or so, unless treatment is needed. If it is, our treatment coordinator will sit down with you to create a treatment plan that meets your child’s needs—and your family’s timeline and budget. It only takes about an hour to chart a course for your child’s dental health.

Thinking about getting braces for you or your child? Schedule a free consultation now, or give our Ortho team a call at (608) 848-0820. There’s absolutely no charge and no obligation to proceed, just experts who’ll be happy to answer your questions (without giving you a sales pitch.) Find out what’s possible for you or your child’s smile today.