The American Association of Orthodontics recommends for children to be evaluated by an orthodontist no later than age 7. Although children may not be ready for full orthodontic treatment at this age, it is important to identify jaw problems that can be easily addressed while your child is growing! If your child is not a candidate for early treatment, they can still benefit from free follow up visits every 6 to 12 months until they are ready for treatment. The goal with an early consultation is to provide the most appropriate treatment at the most suitable time.
Most patients begin treatment once all of their permanent teeth are present in the mouth. If a patient has problems with crowding, spacing, overjet or an under bite, we can help! With options like braces and Invisalign®, we have options to fit the dynamic lifestyle of a teen.
Healthy teeth can be moved at any age! It is never too late to attain the smile you have always dreamed of and Dr. Estrada knows this first hand having treated a patient well into their 70s! Additionally, there are many oral health benefits to orthodontic treatment. One example is improving periodontal health of teeth which can help give dentists the ability to restore missing teeth.