A common rule of thumb is that by your child’s 7th birthday, they should visit the orthodontist for a consultation. However, everyone is different, which is one of the reasons it’s important to see the dentist for 6-month check-ups. They will refer your child to the orthodontist when the time is right for them.

If we catch orthodontic issues early, we can treat them as your child’s mouth grows and changes, which reduces the chance that they will need to wear braces down the road.