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We, along with the AAO®, recommend that children have their first orthodontic visit by age 7. Children who could benefit from early treatment will enter our Phase One treatment program, and those who are not yet ready for treatment will enter our Recall Club!

Questions & Answers

7 & Up Orthodontic Checkup

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Why should my child have their orthodontic exam by age 7?

By age 7, children have developed enough that any orthodontic problems can be diagnosed and a treatment plan created. Our orthodontists will be able to determine whether or not your child needs early treatment or when regular orthodontic treatment should begin.

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Will my child receive treatment at this age 7 checkup?

Not necessarily. Diagnosing an orthodontic problem at this age does not always mean that your child will begin treatment right away. Our orthodontists will evaluate your child’s teeth, mouth and jaws to determine how they are growing and developing. Depending on the results of this evaluation, our orthodontists will recommend what type of treatment is needed and when that treatment should begin. We will review all treatment options with you so you can make an informed decision regarding your child’s care.

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What happens at my child’s age 7 orthodontic checkup?

Our orthodontists will perform an oral examination and will analyze your child’s bite, oral musculature and bone structure. X-rays will also be taken, and we will discuss your child’s oral habits with you.

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About the Recall Club

Once you are in the recall club, you’ll be seen on a yearly basis to monitor the growth of the upper and lower jaw and the eruption pattern of the permanent teeth.

This recall exam
visits are at no cost to you.

7 & Up Orthodontic Checkup

 

Your child should receive an initial orthodontic checkup by age 7. This exam helps our orthodontists diagnose any developing problems and determine if early treatment is needed and when that treatment should begin. We invite you to contact our office to learn more and schedule your child’s age 7 orthodontic checkup.