When to start?

8 is Great!

I often get asked the question “When should I bring my child in to see you about braces?”. I believe the best time is at approximately 8 years old. That would generally mean that ALL children should be evaluated by an Orthodontist during second or third grade. There are a litany of things that can go wrong during the development of the dentition and it is important not to let those deteriorate into a serious bite issue. Not all patients benefit from early treatment, but for some it’s strongly recommended. Why not, the visit is FREE and no referral is necessary?