SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – Many San Diego parents may wonder when they should look into orthodontic services for their child.
The recommendation for an orthodontic screening is by age 7, because this is the point when many oral problems become apparent, according to information found on the Colgate website.
Intervening while your child is still growing can give an opportunity for a more effective treatment. If it is needed, your child’s orthodontic treatment plan can be determined; however, this initial appointment doesn’t mean your child will definitely need braces.
“The orthodontist may want to monitor your child’s growth and development,” says a specialist in orthodontics for adults and children. “They may begin treatment later when they are ready.”
She explains a few advantages to early intervention. Read More »