When we think about orthodontics, we tend to picture older children or teens. Would it surprise you to know that the American Association of Orthodontists actually recommends scheduling a check-up with an orthodontist when your child is around age 7?
This might sound young to you, after all, kids that age still have baby teeth and their teeth and mouths are still developing — Prevention! Sometimes children may have underlying structural problems with their jaw or incoming teeth that aren’t apparent at first glance. X-rays and an examination by an experienced orthodontist like Dr Hassey, can help spot and identify potential developmental issues before they have the chance to turn into something more serious. By having your child evaluated at 7, you could be saving them from facing far more invasive and expensive treatment later in life!
Early orthodontic evaluations are so important in giving your child the best chance for a healthy, beautiful smile! If it turns out there’s no need for early intervention treatment, the evaluation can provide you with an outline of what to expect — such as whether or not you should start saving up for future braces!
You have everything to gain and nothing to lose, because Dr Hassey will provide a complimentary consultation for your child! So, get in touch — our team promises to make each appointment as fun and friendly as possible. We look forward to meeting you and your child!