When is the Best Time to Consult an Orthodontist?
Whether you’re 7 or 77, everyone deserves a smile they can be proud of. It is very common for children and young teens to visit orthodontists to monitor or correct complications with emerging permanent teeth. Though a child may visit the orthodontist at any time, the elementary years serve as a prime opportunity for early orthodontic intervention. Today, more and more adults are seeking straighter teeth–and not just for cosmetic reasons, but also for oral health benefits.
Did you know…
the ideal age for a child to visit an orthodontist for the first time is age 7? Though not all orthodontic issues can be addressed at this age, many of them can at least be identified. An orthodontist may be able to pinpoint potential issues with crowding, alignment, protruding teeth, under-bites and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I candidate for braces?
Text us at 701-222-8668 a picture of your teeth or smile and we’ll let you know!
What are some signs that I or my child may need orthodontic treatment?
Here are some signs that you or your child may benefit from orthodontic treatment:
- Teeth that overlap
- Jaws that click or ‘pop’ when opening and closing
- Difficulty chewing
- Facial asymmetry
- Mouth breathing
- Teeth grinding or clenching
- Difficulty with speech
- Teeth crowding, making flossing difficult