From childhood, everyone is taught that they should visit their dentists twice every year. However, taking a trip to the orthodontist’s office is just as important, especially for people who have high risks of developing teeth misalignment problems or malocclusions. Parents in Folsom, and everywhere, should also include consultations with an orthodontist to their children’s overall dental health care plan. The question now is, how old should they be for their first orthodontic appointment?
The Right Age
According to the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), children who are at least seven years old should have their first orthodontic screening, whether or not there are already visible alignment problems. This is because permanent teeth usually develop in children at age six or seven, sometimes even younger.
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