They say timing is everything, and this concept is no different with orthodontic care. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first see an orthodontist at seven years of age. At Orthodontics of Atlanta, we highly recommend that you bring your child into the office by this age for an initial complimentary consultation. Often, we’ll place your child on an annual or biannual recall at no charge to monitor their growth and dental development. If you would like more information on our early orthodontic treatment in Norcross and Lawrenceville, Georgia, please contact us at (770) 840-9500 and set up your child’s appointment with Dr. Vinh or Dr. Kim.
In most cases orthodontic treatment is not started until age 10-14 when all of the permanent teeth are present. However, we cannot stress enough the importance of an early exam which can pick up on some problems best addressed before all the permanent teeth are present. The reason being, your child’s greatest growth normally occurs before all the permanent teeth have developed. Treatment during this period of maximum growth can be very advantageous for children with crowding, crossbite, overbite, underbite, or other alignment problems.