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The Right Time for an Orthodontic Check-Up: No Later than Age 7

 • Early treatment may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. In some cases, the orthodontist will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.

 • Early treatment may give your orthodontist the chance to:
     - Guide jaw growth

     - Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth
     - Correct harmful oral habits
     - Improve appearance
     - Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position Create a more pleasing arrangement
         of teeth, lips and face

If your child is older than 7, it’s certainly not too late for a check-up.