When is it best for my child to have orthodontic care?

“Bad Bites,” also known as malocclusions, arise over time and are seen in kids as young as age 2-3. Even at this young age, parents can take steps to reduce the possibility that significant orthodontic treatment will be required at a later age. Remember, it’s never too early to start monitoring the oral development of your child.

During your child’s visits to the dentist, Dr. Callen can identify “bad bites”, which often display as crooked or crowded teeth or even misaligned bites. Upon noting these, Dr. Callen may refer you to a trusted orthodontic specialist for further assessment. Every child’s need in regard to orthodontics is different, and because of this referrals can vary greatly by age.


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