Calgary orthodontics: What is the best age to take your child to the orthodontist?

As orthodontic treatment has become more advanced and more accessible, it is increasingly common to see very young children receiving treatment. Is there a specific age you should take your child to the orthodontist?

Most orthodontists recommend that your child’s first visit for an evaluation should take place between 7 and 8 years of age. During this time your child’s skeletal structure is changing at a rapid rate, making it easier and more efficient to guide growth and correct discrepancies. Without early intervention, correction of the alignment and bite may require more complex and lengthy treatment.

If your child is already an adolescent or teen, however, orthodontic treatment is still highly effective.  In addition to traditional fixed braces, Invisalign Teen aligners can be used to achieve great results while providing discretion for image-conscious teenagers.

We’ll develop a custom treatment plan to give your child the perfect smile

At Dr. Daher’s Orthostyle™ office in Calgary, our aim is to give your child an orthodontic treatment plan that is completely customised to correct their bite. We will work with you and your child to develop, implement and monitor their treatment plan to ensure we achieve the best possible results. If you would like to find out more about our orthodontic treatments for children and teens or would like to book an appointment for an evaluation, please contact us today.

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