A lot of people relate braces to adolescence, but did you know that children should really be seen by an Orthodontist as early as age seven for an evaluation?
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children have a check-up with an orthodontist by the time they reach age 7, for early detection of any potential problems.
We know seven may sound too early to be thinking about braces, but it is recommended. Early diagnosis and treatment by Dr. Wadhwa can help guide facial development and tooth eruption, thereby preventing more serious problems from occurring later in your child's life. And treating children during these early growth stages allows Dr. Wadhwa to achieve results that may not be possible once facial bones have fully developed.
A check-up may reveal that your child’s bite is fine or it may determine that early treatment is needed to intercept more serious problems from developing. Dr. Wadhwa can detect subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present. While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only Dr. Wadhwa can detect.
Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you will be giving your child the best opportunity for a beautiful, healthy smile.
We were selected by the readers of New Jersey Family as on of their Favorite Kids' Docs. We are extremely honored to receive this recognition for our dedication to the oral health of children. If you have a child that has just turned 7 or even if your child is older than 7, if you think your child may have a oral problem contact us today.