• The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children have a check up no later than age 7.
  • Placing braces at this stage can improve the alignment of permanent front teeth AND guide incoming new adult teeth into position.
  • Habits like prolonged thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, and certain swallowing or breathing patterns can open or distort the bite.
  • These are better dealt with when care is initiated at a younger age.
  • We carefully examine your child’s bite and assess the alignment and development of their teeth. ​
  • After your initial visit, we will indicate if any immediate preventative or interceptive orthodontic care is needed. ​