The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child first visit an Orthodontist by age 7, and often as early as age 3. We stress the importance of an orthodontic evaluation at an early age, while a child’s jaws are growing. A head start on orthodontic treatment can set the stage for a more stable bite correction later on.
While can improve bites and smiles at any age, however, there are definite benefits to early diagnosis and treatment. At this age, Dr. Cohen is concerned with the position and symmetry of the jaws, future growth, spacing of the teeth, breathing and other oral habits which may, over a period of time, result in abnormal dentofacial development.