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Quintero Orthodontics Juan-Carlos Quintero, D.M.D. M.S. Align Yourself in Excellence

When should children get a check-up with an orthodontist?

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child get a check-up with an orthodontist at the first recognition of an orthodontic problem, but no later than age 7. By then, your child has enough permanent teeth for an orthodontist to determine whether an orthodontic problem exists or is developing. Putting off a check-up with an orthodontist until a child has lost all baby teeth could be a disservice. Some orthodontic problems may be easier to correct if they are found early. A check-up no later than age 7 gives your orthodontist the opportunity to recommend the appropriate treatment at the appropriate time. If early treatment is in order, the orthodontist may be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.

To have a healthy smile that's good for life, your child needs teeth and jaws that are properly aligned. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that your child get a check-up with an orthodontist at the first recognition of the existence of an orthodontic problem, but no later than age 7. By then, your child has enough permanent teeth for an orthodontist to determine whether an orthodontic problem exists or is developing. Putting off a check-up with an orthodontist until a child has lost all baby teeth could be a disservice. Some orthodontic problems may be easier to correct if they're found early. A check-up no later than age 7 gives your orthodontist the opportunity to recommend the appropriate treatment at the appropriate time. If early treatment is in order, the orthodontist may be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing. fact is

"When most people think of orthodontics, they think of teenagers. And the fact is, most orthodontic problems such as crowding, bite problems and jaw growth can be spotted early while most of the baby teeth are still present. That's important because some orthodontic problems are better treated if they're found early"
Juan-Carlos Quintero, DMD, MS

The best treatment is usually prevention and early detection of a problem. Our philosophy, and that endorsed by the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) is that all children should have there first Orthodontic examination no later than age 7. Your child should be seen earlier than that if any of the following are true:

For more information go to

https://mylifemysmile.org/mylifemysmile/brochures/Your_Childs_First_Checkup.pdf

https://mylifemysmile.org/mylifemysmile/brochures/PTWF_Growing_Children-14-lh.pdf

* Dr. Quintero is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists

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5712 SW 77th Terrace
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