When Should I Take My Child to the Orthodontist

When Should I Take My Child to the Orthodontist
Posted on 04/10/2020
Child Orthodontist

At Oubre Orthodontics, we're proud to offer flexible, affordable orthodontic care to patients throughout greater Lafayette, LA. But in addition to providing treatments like braces and Invisalign, we strive to be a resource for every aspect of oral and orthodontic health. One question we hear often from parents is when they should bring their child in for an orthodontic evaluation, so today, we'd like to take some time to answer it. 


When to Schedule Your Child's Orthodontic Evaluation


On one level, this question is easy to answer: you should take your child to the orthodontist anytime you have a question about their smile or the alignment of their teeth. An orthodontist can properly evaluate your child's tooth relationships, helping you understand if there's anything concerning going on and what potential treatments are on the table. 


However, even if you don't have specific questions about your child's smile, you should plan to schedule your child's initial orthodontic evaluation around their 7th birthday. This evaluation appointment is critical to the healthy development of your child's smile. At this age, the back bite has fully grown in and established itself, which means it's the first age at which an orthodontist can fully evaluate all tooth relationships in your child's smile. Usually, we won't opt to begin treatment this early, but evaluating at this early age lets us plan and choose the best time to start treatment. 


Contact Your Lafayette Orthodontists


Your child's orthodontic consultation is the first step towards a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles, and if it's time for your child's initial evaluation, we can help. Our network of highly-trained orthodontic providers makes it easy to get quality, affordable orthodontic treatment anywhere in the Lafayette area. Take the first step and request a consultation online today!

Oubre Orthodontics

  • Oubre Orthodontics - 1605 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette, LA 70508 Phone: 337-988-2025

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