The Best Time for Your Child to Visit the Orthodontist

Are you wondering when is the right time to have your child evaluated by an orthodontist? At Greater Houston Orthodontics, we recommend that children be examined by an orthodontist at age 7. Why? Because early evaluation allows us to detect and correct any orthodontic issues before they become major problems.

During the early developmental stages, teeth and jaw growth are still in progress, making it easier for an orthodontist to guide natural jaw growth into a perfect smile or make room for teeth as they develop. By intervening early, we can also help prevent the need for more invasive treatments later in life.

It’s important to note that anyone can undergo orthodontic treatment at any point in their lives. However, early intervention can make a significant difference in the outcome of treatment. That’s why we encourage parents to be proactive and schedule a complimentary smile exam for their child, even if they have not been referred by a general dentist.

At Greater Houston Orthodontics, Dr. Amir Davoody, Dr. Rana Mehr, and Dr. Panagiotis Kyteas are a team of orthodontic specialists who have undergone an additional 3 years of training beyond a general dental degree in the study of tooth movement and jaw growth. We use forecasting clues to analyze your child’s dental and jaw growth development and determine the right time to intervene and begin treatment at the proper time. So, don’t wait until it’s too late. Contact us today to schedule your child’s complimentary orthodontic evaluation.

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