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For parents, it’s not always easy to know when your child may need orthodontic treatment. Dr. Charoenkul takes pride in giving you an honest and logical approach to any early treatment needs.

Some kids need treatment at a younger age. They may have issues of crossbite, severe crowding, severe protrusion, or other skeletal asymmetries that we want to address sooner than later. This important stage of treatment is meant to simplify future treatment, not eliminate it. The trick is figuring out who really needs it and why. That's where we love to help explain not just the how we should accomplish treatment, but also the why. If we feel that treatment is better served at an older age then we'll tell you. We want to help you get it straight!

While there is no exact age for children to begin orthodontic treatment, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that kids visit the orthodontist around age seven. By this age, most children have a mix of baby teeth and adult teeth, making it a time when Dr. Charoenkul can diagnose and correct alignment and bite issues sooner to prevent possibly more extensive treatments later.

For more information regarding Two-Phase Orthodontic treatment, click here.

Early treatment allows for:

Signs that may mean your child needs to see an orthodontist:

Give us a call or send us an email to schedule an appointment for an orthodontic evaluation. Early treatment now will give your child a healthy, beautiful smile for the future.