The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children be seen by an orthodontist by the age of seven. The purpose of an early visit is to evaluate whether changes in your child's skeletal development are needed. If changes are needed, plans can be made to begin treatment at the ideal time. There are several advantages to early treatment. If detected early, harmful habits can be corrected in an attempt to avoid further, more extensive treatment. In addition, early treatment provides a variety of options that adolescent or adult treatment may be unable to offer. We can assess your child's orthodontic needs and recommend options for treatment.