At what age should my child have an orthodontic evaluation?
At Children’s Dentistry of Northborough, we want your child to have a beautiful smile and a healthy one, which is why we monitor their dental development closely. We also follow recommendations put forward by the American Association of Orthodontists and generally begin evaluating children for orthodontics at the first sign of a potential issue—generally no later than age seven.
An orthodontic evaluation tells our Northborough, MA children’s dentists how your child’s teeth are coming in and if there are any potential issues. The evaluation includes examinations of the following:
- Bite issues
- Alignment problems
Often if we catch a minor issue early, we can prevent a bigger problem later. For example, if it appears that your child’s smile will be overcrowded, we may put in space retainers to make more room for permanent teeth to come in correctly later.
The earlier we evaluate your child, the better chance we have of helping your child avoid extractions, impactions, and speech development difficulties.
Contact Our Northborough, MA Dental Office Today
If you would like to schedule an orthodontic evaluation for your child, contact our local office and a friendly member of our team can help you. At Children’s Dentistry of Northborough, we are always here to help your child achieve his or her best smile