A Head Start on Their Best Smile!
Pediatric Orthodontics for Kids 7 & Up
Our RISING STAR program provides children ages 5-10 with complimentary, high-quality early care that prepares them to reach their full smile potential. Dr. Tari will monitor and guide patients’ development, all in a fun, friendly environment.
Why should my child see an orthodontist?
The goal of early treatment is to intercept the developing challenge, eliminate the cause, guide the growth of facial and jaw bones, and provide adequate space for incoming permanent teeth. Some orthodontic issues may be easier to correct if they are found and treated early. A patient may require a second course of treatment after all permanent teeth have come in to move those teeth into their best positions. Some common early corrections include:
- Cross Bite
- Open Bite
- Deep Bite
- Oral Habits
When should my child see an orthodontist?
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children see an orthodontist by age 7.
Kids have a mix of baby and permanent teeth around age 7. Orthodontists are uniquely trained to evaluate children’s growth as well as the exchange of baby teeth for permanent teeth. Orthodontists are expertly qualified to determine whether a problem exists, or if one is developing.