At what age should I start orthodontic treatment?
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends children be evaluated by an orthodontist around age seven. Since some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected early, an evaluation at this age may identify the need for immediate treatment.
However, don’t be alarmed; the consultation may indicate treatment is not yet needed. But the visit is still of value because it will help you and your child begin to develop a relationship with our office. You can be confident that Dr. Martinez will make sure your child starts treatment at the right time.
If you are an adult patient, please know that you are never too old to improve your smile. Orthodontic treatment can be successful at any age, providing your teeth and periodontium (the bone and tissue that support your teeth) are healthy.
Since your first consultation at Martinez Orthodontics is complimentary, you really owe it to yourself to stop by and visit with us to see what’s possible for your smile. Dr. Martinez will perform an exam and will inform you whether or not you are ready to start orthodontic treatment.
Please call us today to schedule your consultation.