7 Reasons for Orthodontic Evaluation by Age 7
We agree with recommendations made by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and the American Dental Association (ADA) which state all children should receive their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7, to help identify orthodontic problems early and correct them before they get worse.
Early screening enables Dr. Elchahal to detect crowding, spacing, jaw alignment problems, and oral habits that can negatively affect the bite.
A screening appointment can help us
Early intervention (Phase 1) treatment can be very beneficial for some patients, especially those with complex dental problems. It breaks down the overall orthodontic treatment into two phases of treatment: an early phase of treatment to correct growth and development, and a second phase to correct the alignment of the teeth. Correcting growth problems early makes the later stages of treatment much faster and more comfortable, and often produces better results.