Early Orthodontics for Kids
Have one of our dentists check your child’s teeth early!
Starting the process of orthodontic correction early can be extremely beneficial for your child. A consultation and assessment as young as 7 years old can improve the chances of avoiding full orthodontic treatment later on.
At Fraser Dental we are happy to take a look at children as young as 5 years old, especially to assess breathing patterns, which can have a lasting effect on the shape of your child’s jaw. Children who breathe from their mouths rather than their noses can develop major problems as their jaw and teeth grow. We like to start early with children around 7 or 8 years old so we can assess any issues early, and many of these children are treated after this first assessment to save major orthodontic procedures in later years.