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While there is no “set” age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. This is generally when the first permanent molars and incisors have come in and the orthodontist can evaluate potential problems such as crossbites and crowding. With early treatment, an orthodontist can guide the growth of the jaw and help guide incoming permanent teeth.
Reasons for children to seek early orthodontic treatment
Signs that children may need to seek early orthodontic treatment
We are expert smile makers for the beautiful kids of Tampa. As kids grow up, they’ll want to have happy, healthy smiles as they make their way in the world. Thanks to our specialized team of orthodontists, your child can correct issues with their teeth at an early age and avoid aggravation and expensive correction procedures later in life.
Our dedicated orthodontists can provide your child with preventive as well as aesthetic help. We are proud to call ourselves children’s orthodontists because it means that we are contributing to building kids’ self-esteem. Contact our office and let one of our children’s orthodontists tell you about the treatment that would work best for your son or daughter.