Early Treatment

Preemption Is Key

We believe that early treatment is the key to preventing long and costly orthodontic treatment as well as promoting healthy dental habits. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends having the first orthodontic consultation at age 7. This does not mean that your child will have orthodontic treatment at this age but we will monitor for any facial growth and dental development issues that can start at this age.

Beginning Treatment

At Braceland Orthodontics, we believe that each child is different and the best time to treat varies between individuals. Full braces or Invisalign® is usually done when all adult teeth are erupted. However, in many cases orthopedic or interceptive treatment must be recommended earlier if the development of the jaw bones or teeth is not going according to norm. Treating early can prevent other problems that can be too late to treat once all the premanent teeth are in. This is why at Braceland Orthodontics, we recommend having the first consult at age 7. After that, we can place patients on an observation program to monitor their facial growth until they are ready for treatment.

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