These days most children start orthodontic treatment around age 11 to 12 when most of their deciduous (baby) teeth have been lost. However, some children would really benefit from early intervention, from as early as age 7, especially if there early signs of obvious conditions such as crossbite, underbite, bucked teeth, or jaw growth issues.
Dr Gullotta is happy to assess the development of your child’s teeth and jaws from age 7. This is when most of the permanent teeth have erupted at the front of the mouth. This early assessment can help him take steps to prevent more serious problems and complications down the road. He can also let you know when the optimal time for orthodontic treatment is for your child.