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As a mother or father, your children’s health is important to you. Making sure their teeth grow in straight will ensure that they can enjoy a healthy mouth for years to come. You should bring your kid into Prime Family Dental Care to get an orthopedic screening for them by the time they turn 7.


As a parent, you want your children to grow up with a strong and healthy mouth. Starting with regular dental care from a young age gives them a great head start with that. We also recommend bringing your children in for an orthodontic screening by the time they turn 7.


Most people associate braces and other orthodontic treatments with teens and pre-teens, but many orthodontic issues benefit from much earlier treatment.


The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that “all kids should get a checkup no later than the age of 7.”


By the age of 7, enough of your child’s permanent teeth have grown in for Dr. Timothy Yu to determine if their teeth are growing in with a perfect bite, or if their smile needs to be monitored for possible issues, or if they need treatment now to correct an issue that could become much more serious later on. The goal is to provide the right treatment at the right time.


By discovering these potential issues early, our orthodontist can more effectively guide the development of your child’s mouth. They can guide the jaw as it grows, lower the risk of permanent trauma to teeth that are erupting incorrectly, correct harmful oral habits, and guide the teeth into better position.


Having a well-aligned smile feels good and looks good. Bringing your children in for an orthodontic screening when they are 7 will give them the best chance to have a fantastic, healthy smile for their entire lives.


If you would like more information, or would like to schedule a screening for your child, call Prime Family Dental Care in Laveen, Arizona, today at 602-237-8880. We look forward to meeting you!