Early treatment for kids 7 and up

At Roth Orthodontics, we’re committed to ensuring younger patients have a positive and effective orthodontic journey. Our team cultivates a welcoming environment that children eagerly anticipate visiting. Beginning at age 7, it’s advisable for children to start visiting our office to track their jaw growth and alignment progress. During these complimentary visits, they can become part of our kids club, receiving a special treat each time they visit for their growth check-ups.


At What Age Should Your child See An Orrthodontist?

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, it’s advised to schedule your child’s initial orthodontic consultation around age seven, when their first permanent teeth begin to emerge. This early assessment allows us to carefully evaluate their teeth and jaw growth patterns, enabling informed decisions on potential future treatments. We focus on delivering necessary services that will positively impact our patients’ future smiles, ensuring we only recommend braces when truly beneficial and appropriate for your child’s dental health.

Early Treatment Process

During growth and development check-ups, we can also identify detrimental oral behaviors such as thumb-sucking, prolonged pacifier use beyond age one, and tongue thrusting. If these habits persist into later childhood, they can potentially harm your child’s teeth and bite alignment.

As your child matures, we may recommend Invisalign treatment or modern braces to align their bite and straighten their teeth, promoting a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Early intervention offers numerous advantages, including:

  • Proper development of the jaw
  • Reduced likelihood of needing permanent tooth extraction or impaction
  • Decreased risk of injury to protruding front teeth
  • Optimal alignment of permanent teeth
  • Correction of harmful oral habits
  • Prevention of potential jaw surgery in the future
  • Maintenance or creation of space for permanent teeth
  • Enhanced self-esteem and smile aesthetics


Get Started Today

The first step toward achieving a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment so you can get started right away. We look forward to seeing you soon!