The best time to correct major orthodontic problems is when the child is still growing. Not only are bone structures softer, they regenerate quicker making orthodontic treatment more effective during early ages vs. later in life.
Our team at our Breeze Orthodontics, located in Torrance CA, want every child to grow up with a healthy smile. Like with any health problem, it is better to prevent than to treat when it's too late. The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that all children receive an orthodontic screening by age 7. Permanent teeth generally begin to come in at age 6 or 7. It is at this point that orthodontic problems become apparent.