Dr. Piskai follows the recommendation of the American Association of Orthodontists that children be evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7. This may sound young, but it is very important to evaluate jaw growth along with the relationship of the primary and permanent teeth before peak growth is complete. That way, if there is a skeletal or dental issue that needs to be corrected, it can be diagnosed and treated at the proper time.
Expanders, braces, and aligners are all typical appliances used in early treatment, and they may be used alone or in combination with one another. Each patient has different treatment needs and we will recommend the best appliances for each individual case.