The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that all children have a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.
26th September 2014, Posted by admin
Reasons for this Examination:
• The posterior occlusion(bite) is established when the first molars erupt. At that time, one can evaluate the antero-posterior and transverse relationships of the occlusion, as well as discover any functional shifts or crossbites.
• Incisors ( the front teeth) have begun to erupt and problems can be detected such as crowding, habits, deep bites, open bites and some jaw discrepancies.
• For some, a timely evaluation will lead to significant treatment benefits; for others, the principal immediate benefit is a parent’s peace of mind.
We do not advocate comprehensive orthodontic treatment at age 7.
However, interceptive treatment may be appropriate in the certain kinds of problems .
Posted in: Orthodontics