HAS YOUR 7-YEAR-OLD BEEN SEEN BY AN

ORTHODONTIST YET?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children should have a checkup with an orthodontist no later than the age of 7 years old.

HAS YOUR 7-YEAR-OLD BEEN SEEN BY AN

ORTHODONTIST YET?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children should have a checkup with an orthodontist no later than the age of 7 years old.

Until All Kids Are Checked, We Have Work To Do

WHY 7 YEARS OLD?

When you think of the most common age for wearing braces, you probably picture the pre-teen and teen years. However, orthodontic monitoring should start a lot earlier than this, though.


According to the American Association of Orthodontists, everyone should have a checkup with an orthodontist no later than the age of 7 years old.


Through x-rays and a clinical evaluation during the process of baby teeth being replaced by the permanent teeth, the orthodontist can spot emerging issues before they develop into full-blown problems. This is so any potential problems can be spotted as early as possible.


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WHY 7 YEARS OLD?

When you think of the most common age for wearing braces, you probably picture the pre-teen and teen years. However, orthodontic monitoring should start a lot earlier than this, though.


According to the American Association of Orthodontists, everyone should have a checkup with an orthodontist no later than the age of 7 years old.


Through x-rays and a clinical evaluation during the process of baby teeth being replaced by the permanent teeth, the orthodontist can spot emerging issues before they develop into full-blown problems. This is so any potential problems can be spotted as early as possible.


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BUT MY KIDS TEETH LOOK GREAT...

Even if your child’s teeth appear straight...


There could be an underlying issue with the bite that only the orthodontist will catch.


Don’t just wait for your child’s dentist to alert you to any possible problems. They might not always catch the more subtle issues that can pop with jaw growth or teeth movement that an orthodontist is trained to catch.

BUT MY KID'S TEETH LOOK GOOD...

Even if your child’s teeth appear straight...


There could be an underlying issue with the bite that only the orthodontist will catch.


Don’t just wait for your child’s dentist to alert you to any possible problems. They might not always catch the more subtle issues that can pop with jaw growth or teeth movement that an orthodontist is trained to catch.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A FREE CHECK-UP?

An early checkup doesn’t necessarily mean that the orthodontist will recommend braces at an early age.


At the checkup, the orthodontist may give the all clear sign and reassure you that your child’s bite seems to be developing fine or he or she may suggest monitoring your child’s oral health just in case problems do develop. If and when a problem develops then the orthodontist will recommend starting treatment. This may mean checking in with the orthodontist at regular intervals in addition to your child’s regular dental appointments. If at this initial checkup, the orthodontist does see an issue with the jaw or teeth, he or she will then prescribe early treatment.


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Dr. Carmen Crespi, participating doctor with Checkby7.org

Dr. Carmen Crespi, participating CheckBy7.org Orthodontist

WHAT HAPPENS AT A CHECKUP?

An early checkup doesn’t necessarily mean that the orthodontist will recommend braces at an early age.


At the checkup, the orthodontist may give the all clear sign and reassure you that your child’s bite seems to be developing fine or he or she may suggest monitoring your child’s oral health just in case problems do develop. If and when a problem develops then the orthodontist will recommend starting treatment. This may mean checking in with the orthodontist at regular intervals in addition to your child’s regular dental appointments. If at this initial checkup, the orthodontist does see an issue with the jaw or teeth, he or she will then prescribe early treatment.


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WHAT IF THERE'S A PROBLEM?

While it may seem like overkill to have your seven year-old in braces, by treating any development issues early, the orthodontist can help prevent more serious problems from developing further down the line. The orthodontist will also have a chance to help guide jaw growth and tooth movement so that permanent teeth move into the correct position.


Certain issues can be resolved better if caught early like crossbites which can lead to teeth and bone damage. Also, sometimes early palatal expansion which widens the maxillary dental arch and the palate so that the upper jaw better matches the width of the lower jaw can prevent further dental issues and pain down the road.


In addition, because kids are still steadily growing at this age, treatment will be easier and more effective than attempting braces at a later phase of development. Other benefits include less risk of trauma to the mouth that can happen when the front teeth protrude, the ability to nip bad oral habits in the bud earlier and improve your child’s appearance. Often time jaw issues affect the shape of our face and how our lips meet.


Each patient is different so treatment paths will vary, but by scheduling an early orthodontic evaluation for your child, you can feel confident that you are doing everything possible for your child’s oral health.

WHAT IF THERE'S A PROBLEM?

While it may seem like overkill to have your seven year-old in braces, by treating any development issues early, the orthodontist can help prevent more serious problems from developing further down the line. The orthodontist will also have a chance to help guide jaw growth and tooth movement so that permanent teeth move into the correct position.


Certain issues can be resolved better if caught early like crossbites which can lead to teeth and bone damage. Also, sometimes early palatal expansion which widens the maxillary dental arch and the palate so that the upper jaw better matches the width of the lower jaw can prevent further dental issues and pain down the road.


In addition, because kids are still steadily growing at this age, treatment will be easier and more effective than attempting braces at a later phase of development. Other benefits include less risk of trauma to the mouth that can happen when the front teeth protrude, the ability to nip bad oral habits in the bud earlier and improve your child’s appearance. Often time jaw issues affect the shape of our face and how our lips meet.


Each patient is different so treatment paths will vary, but by scheduling an early orthodontic evaluation for your child, you can feel confident that you are doing everything possible for your child’s oral health.

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Mother of Patient | Homestead, Florida

"Dr. Crespi was fantastic with my child! I'm so happy we brought Becky early to get checked up. We were able to resolve some major problems that could have developed!"

"Dr. Crespi was fantastic with my child! I'm so happy we brought Becky early to get checked up. We were able to resolve some major problems that could have developed!"

Becky's Mom | Homestead, Florida

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