Checking your child's teeth, jaws and bone structure is very (VERY) important. Catching a bite problem early, makes it much easier to correct.
Orthodontic consults are always free at Western Dental. Find a location
At seven, most children are starting to get their permanent teeth, but still have their baby teeth. This give the orthodontist a chance to see how your child's bite is and assess how those grown up teeth are coming in.
The orthodontist will check on the motion of your child's jaw and how their teeth align (or don't!). She may take a mold of your child's mouth and panoramic X-Rays so she can see your child's incoming permanent teeth.
If your orthodontist recommends braces or other treatments, don't wait. Adjusting bite and jaw problems is much easier when you are young. Plus, it can prevent long-term problems with chewing and speaking.
There are subtle problems that only a trained orthodontists can detect, but teeth have a way of warning you about future problems. If you child shows any of these signs, schedule a free orthodontic consultation.
No two mouths, jaws or teeth are the same. That's why it's important to work with a certified Orthodontist. They do a lot more than tweak your child's teeth. They analyze the structure and alignment of your child's jaw and bite then plan how to move teeth and bones to create a healthier bite and straighter smile.
Little tiny rubber bands. Springy wires. Tough to brush teeth. Living with braces can be a challenge for kids and grown ups.
What to expect with braces
You can schedule a free orthodontic consultation for your child, with a certified orthodontist, at any Western Dental location.