What's the secret to a great smile with less time in braces? It's early interceptive treatment, and it means bringing your child in for orthodontic care at an early age – about 7 years old, before the teeth and facial bones stop growing. Dr. Roger B. Elton is a highly trained orthodontist with over two decades of experience who can enhance your child's smile before problems become too complicated
. That way, your child spends a fraction of the usual time in braces.
At approximately age 7, the first permanent teeth begin to replace the baby teeth. Many problems may be present even at this early age which, left unattended, can be difficult to correct at a later age or even cause irreparable damage to the permanent teeth. That is why Dr. Elton recommends orthodontic exams no later than age 7 to check for the following conditions: