At what age should orthodontic treatment occur?

Orthodontic treatment can be started at any age. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child first visit an orthodontist by age 7 or earlier if a problem is detected by parents, the family dentist or the child’s physician. Many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected at an early age before jaw growth has slowed, but not all orthodontic problems require early treatment. Only an evaluation by an Orthodontic Specialist can determine if early intervention is required. It is always better to be too early especially for your peace of mind.