How can early treatment save time, money, and effort? According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the optimal time for your child to have their first orthodontic evaluation is at the tender age of seven.
“Wow!” you might be thinking. “Seven? Isn’t that a bit early?” Actually, the AAO recommends scheduling your child’s first visit no later than age seven, but even earlier if needed (and especially if you have a family history of orthodontic issues). Today, this is often known as “interceptive orthodontics.”