Many of us recall getting braces at the most awkward time of life – middle school. At a time when you thought your parents couldn’t torture you any more, on came the braces.

Times have changed for our kids and now the American Association for Orthodontists (AAO) recommends that children be evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7. Drs. Ambre and Andy agree with that plan of early orthodontic evaluation. Even if the tooth fairy continues to make routine visits to your house, it is not too early to bring your child to Kragor Orthodontics. Most evaluations at Kragor Orthodontics are complementary, and while we don’t have a candy jar, Dr. Andy’s fluency in Paw Patrol will win over any reluctant preschooler.

By age 7, your child has enough permanent teeth for Drs. Ambre and Andy to evaluate their developing teeth and jaw. For the majority of our youngest patients, no treatment is immediately necessary. Drs. Ambre and Andy are trained to spot subtle problems, and this early orthodontic evaluation gives them the opportunity to monitor your child’s face and jaw as they grow. If there is an orthodontic issue that would be best solved with early treatment, catching it early allows Drs. Ambre and Andy to intercept the developing problem, eliminate the cause, guide the growth of facial and jaw bones, and provide adequate space for incoming permanent teeth.

So even if your child still believes in Santa Claus, wears her Elsa costume to preschool every day or happens to be the star slugger of the neighborhood T ball league, Drs. Ambre and Andy would love to see them for an orthodontic evaluation before age 7 – princess costume, cleats and all. Call Kragor Orthodontics at 770.485.8827 for an early childhood evaluation.