Early Orthodontics for Kids
It’s a great idea to get checked out early
Beginning orthodontic correction early can have significant benefits for your child. An assessment as young as 7 years old can improve the chances of avoiding full orthodontic treatment later on.
At McIntosh Dental we assess breathing patterns as young as 5 years old, which can have a lasting effect on the shape of your child’s jaw. Mouth breathers can develop significant issues as their jaw and teeth grow. We often see children at 7 or 8 years old for their first orthodontic assessment and many of these children are treated early to save major orthodontic procedures in later years.