Ask ROG: When should my child first see an orthodontist? With Dr. Nat.

Posted on October 18, 2021

Ever wonder when is the perfect time to take your child to see an orthodontist? Age 7. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children see an orthodontist at age 7 when their adult teeth are starting to come in.

Patients call Dr. Natalie Parisi “Dr. Nat” because “Dr. Parisi” referred to her father and ROG co-founder, Dr. Vincent Parisi!

A young girl with a streak of white in her hair smiling while wearing bracesI’m often asked “When should my child see the orthodontist?” and ideally, that’s around age seven. The reason is that the six year old molars have erupted, the anterior teeth are in and we’re able to evaluate their bite and how their jaws are growing, weather or not the teeth have enough space and making sure that there aren’t any crossbites. Another reason that we want to see your child at age seven is because we can evaluate their airway. There’s growing studies in the orthodontic field about how a child’s airway can affect their growth and their development. At ROG 90% of these seven year old’s don’t need orthodontic treatment at this time but this visit to our office will give you the peace of mind that you are not missing something. Contact our office to schedule your complimentary visit today. We’re looking forward to meeting you.

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