Orthodontics for Children
The American Association of Orthodontists and Dr. Gabe Luttrell recommend a checkup with an orthodontist at age seven.
By this age, most children have a mix of baby and adult teeth, making diagnosing and correcting tooth and jaw problems easier.
The 7 & Up Check-up allows us to begin monitoring for several conditions. Some issues can be more effectively treated at an early age, while others may be appropriate to let remain until adolescence or when all or most permanent teeth are present.
Detection and correction of potential problems can help save time and money by shortening the overall duration of orthodontic treatment, even reducing or eliminating the need for permanent teeth extractions or future jaw surgery.