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The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child should see an orthodontist around the age of 7, unless a problem is evident earlier. Not all children need treatment at this age. There are specific indications for treatment, and having an evaluation by Dr. Golden – at no charge – will determine if and when the most appropriate time would be to initiate treatment.
Some of the most direct results of early, interceptive treatment include: creating room for crowded, erupting teeth, creating facial symmetry by influencing jaw growth, reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth, preserving space for teeth that are coming in, reducing the need for tooth removal, and reducing the treatment time in braces later in life.
Some conditions that may indicate the need for an orthodontic evaluation are:
Additionally, the following pictures show malocclusions or “bad bites” in growing children that may benefit from an early diagnosis and treatment by Dr. Golden.