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Children younger than 13 often need orthodontic care. We recommend that your child should be evaluated by an orthodontist for any problems by the time they turn eight years old. Early care can actually help lessen the time that it takes to straighten your child’s teeth and can even eliminate the need for more invasive treatments, including tooth extraction, as a teenager.
Your family dentist is trained to recognize bite issues, and will most likely tell you that you should bring your child to an orthodontist for an evaluation. You should also bring your child to an orthodontist if he or she:
There are quite a few reasons why we suggest that children wear get early treatment, including expanders and braces.
Call Dr. Gutiérrez’s office today to schedule a complimentary consultation with your child.