At What Age Should Your Child Get Orthodontic Braces?
Although there’s no set age for a child’s first orthodontist visit, it’s always recommended to start early. That is why we have combined a few details below that might help you realize your child’s need for braces.
- Take your child for a dental evaluation as soon as their permanent teeth start coming in. This is usually at the age of 7.
- Prepare for a visit if you notice signs of an improper bite, jaw misalignment, teeth crowding and difficulty in chewing. Some children may find it hard to close their mouths.
- Although the best age for braces tends to be during the childhood years, orthodontic treatment varies depending on the specific needs of your child.
Your dentist can usually tell if your child requires orthodontic work and can recommend an experienced orthodontist to you for treatment.