What Is The Best Time For Orthodontic Treatment?

Developing malocclusions, or bad bites, can be recognized as early as 2-3 years of age. Often, early steps can be taken to reduce the need for major orthodontic treatment at a later age. Many minor issues can be treated as young as 5 years of age; however, for more extensive treatment, we follow the recommendations of the American Association of Orthodontics, that children should be evaluated for full comprehensive orthodontics by age 7.