Odhner Orthodontics is the area’s fastest growing pediatric orthodontist. Let’s explore the importance of early assessment and treatment.
WHAT is Early Orthodontic Treatment?
Your child’s first visit should be at age 7. This is because a pediatric orthodontist can easily treat some conditions at this age which, if left untreated, may later need surgery to correct. During Early Treatment (sometimes called Interceptive or Phase 1 Treatment) the main objectives are to guide proper tooth and jaw growth which we can usually do without full braces. Not every child will require early treatment, but early evaluation will allow us to monitor for problems as they arise so they can be addressed at the optimal time.