The best way to ensure good dental health is by starting orthodontic treatment at an early age. Your child’s first visit is integral to their future smiles. At the Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics, we encourage parents to bring their children in for their first visit as early as possible. We welcome patients from Kendall, Hialeah, Miami Springs, and the neighboring areas of Florida.
When Should Children Be Seen By an Orthodontist?
You should begin scheduling regular dental care for your child as soon as their teeth begin to emerge, usually by their first birthday. Once the teeth begin to develop, it will become clear if your child has any issues with the alignment of their teeth or jaw. Parents are often the first to notice these issues, but your child’s dentist may also notify you if they notice anything during routine visits. If one of these issues arises, it is probably a good time to schedule your child’s first orthodontic appointment. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends a check up with an orthodontist at the first sign of a problem or by the age of seven.
What Happens During the First Visit?
During your child’s first visit, we will analyze the alignment of the teeth and jaw for any possible concerns. The benefit of scheduling these visits early is that we are able to pinpoint any issues before they develop into something more severe. If we find any orthodontic problems, we may recommend a treatment to address them. Many orthodontic problems are easier to treat when they are found early, preventing a more extensive treatment that would otherwise be needed down the road. We encourage parents to bring their children in for a check up by the age of seven to ensure that they can achieve a healthy, lasting smile.
If it is time for your child’s first orthodontic visit, contact us today to schedule an appointment. At the Doral & Miami Centers for Orthodontics, we offer treatments to help people of all ages achieve a perfect smile for life. We welcome patients from Miami Springs, Kendall, Hialeah, and the nearby areas of Florida.