15 Apr At what age should one schedule an appointment for an orthodontic screening?
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic screening at age 7. By this age, several permanent teeth in most children have erupted, allowing us to effectively evaluate your orthodontic condition. Some common signs that may be indicating factors that your child will need orthodontic treatment include:
•Difficulty biting or chewing
•Early or late loss of primary teeth
•Clicking or popping jaws
•Biting the cheek
•Apparent abnormal bite
•Apparent facial imbalance
•Crowded or misplaced teeth
An early orthodontic evaluation allows your orthodontist to recognize potential problems early and correct them before they become more serious.