Drs. Trupkin, Wilentz, and the orthodontic team agree on the importance of seeking an orthodontic evaluation early. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial evaluation should occur by age 7. The first permanent molars and incisors have usually come in by that time, allowing common conditions to be evaluated. Early evaluation can prevent more serious problems from developing later and often simplify later treatment and/or prevent surgery or tooth extractions.
Signs that your child may need early orthodontic treatment:
If your child is between the ages of seven and eight and shows signs of needing orthodontic care, or if you have been directed by your dentist to visit the orthodontist, please call us and schedule an appointment.