At myORTHODONTIST, we get this question all of the time: “What is the best age to begin orthodontic treatment?” In this blog post, we will take the time to explain when we think is the best age for orthodontic treatment.
The current guidelines of The Canadian Association of Orthodontists recommend that all children be seen by an orthodontist between the ages of seven and nine. Some children require and can benefit from early intervention treatments. If you notice crowding adult teeth or a misaligned bite, it’s a good idea to make an appointment.
An interesting fact about teeth, your chronological age does not always match your dental age! This means your teeth may come in at different times than others and may shift later on in life.
If you are questioning having your child in for orthodontic treatment we recommend you make an appointment for a consultation. The best way to approach dental health is by being proactive! Early treatment can prevent a more complicated treatment later on.
Orthodontic treatment can be suitable prior to issues developing as a proactive approach. Everyone is different and so are their teeth!