The American Association of Orthodontics recommends all children receive an orthodontic screening by the age of 7. That’s for a very good reason as permanent teeth begin to come in at around 6 or 7 years old.
As the bones in these children are still growing it is an ideal time to evaluate whether orthodontic treatment may be required then or in the future. Even before permanent teeth are visible it is possible to help avoid overcrowding using a palatal expander. Many parents (and their children) prefer this option to removing teeth.
Based in Weybridge, Surrey, WeLoveTeeth offers early orthodontic evaluations for children of all ages, not just teenagers.