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Treatment for Children (Ages 7-11)

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children should have an orthodontic check-up by the age of 7. At this age, jaw growth and the positions of erupting teeth can be evaluated. While comprehensive orthodontic treatment usually begins during adolescence, some problems need to be corrected at an earlier age.

If any of the items in the list below apply to your child or if his/her teeth look similar to any of the photos listed in the "Early Dental Problems" image gallery above, please contact our office to schedule your free consult:

• Early or late loss of baby teeth

• Difficulty in chewing or biting

• Mouth breathing

• Jaws that shift or make sounds

• Speech difficulties

• Biting the cheek or the roof of the mouth

• Facial imbalance

• Grinding or clenching of the teeth

• Guide jaw growth

• Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth

• Correct harmful oral habits

• Guide permanent teeth into a more favourable position

• Create a more pleasing arrangement of teeth, lips, and face

If your child does not require early treatment, it would be our pleasure to monitor your child’s development, free of charge, until he/she is ready for the Walt Orthodontics Teens Program.