When is the best time for your child to have their first orthodontic examination? Some might say once all their teeth come in, but the American Association of Orthodontics recommends a first exam no later than age seven, and earlier if there is any sign of a problem. At seven years, a child’s permanent teeth are in position to replace the baby teeth. If any malocclusions are developing, this is the best time to decide on how to manage them. Using the latest methods and technology, the Marconi Dental Group in Sacramento verifies your child’s teeth are coming in properly, or creates a plan to make certain that they do.

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If there are any issues detected, your Sacramento dentist goes over the findings with you. Depending on those findings, there are a few circumstances that are best treated once they are detected.

Other behaviors, like thumb sucking or mouth breathing during sleep, are commonly related to dental issues. Early orthodontic checkups help determine the reason for these behaviors, and to take steps to resolve them. To discuss your child’s first orthodontic exam, call us today or contact us online.

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