Early Treatment

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children have their first orthodontic evaluation by age 7 years old.  While treatment may or may not be immediately necessary at this age, this allows dental problems to be spotted that may occur in the future and determine an ideal time for treatment.  In keeping with this recommendation, we encourage parents to bring their children to our office for an evaluation at approximately 7 years old.

The advantages of early treatment

  • Moving the front teeth back so they will be less susceptible to injury
  • Improving the relationship of upper and lower jaws, allowing more normal future growth and development
  • Using maximum advantage of growth for successful treatment
  • Improving facial appearance and self-esteem
  • Taking advantage of the good cooperation of patients at this age
  • Possibly avoiding or reducing the need for further treatment when patients are older

Schedule your child’s first appointment

If you have any questions about your children’s orthodontic health and needs, please contact our office at 403-984-9194 or fill out an online appointment request.

Central Orthodontics

Beddington Towne Centre
108-8120 Beddington Blvd. NW
Calgary, Alberta, T3K 2A8
P: 403-984-9194

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Mon: By appointment
Tue: 11AM – 7PM
Wed/Thu: 10AM – 6PM
Fri: 9AM – 4PM
Sat (2 per month): 10AM – 4PM

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