We like to see our patients as early as age 7, as recommended by the American Association of Orthodontics. At this age, children have some of their permanent teeth and Dr. Patel can diagnose if any early treatment is needed to correct tooth and jaw problems.
Early treatment allows the orthodontist to guide jaw growth so the other teeth come into their proper position, create more space for crowded teeth, avoid permanent tooth damage, reduce the need for future extractions, or remove early habits that can help improve speech, health, and appearance.
Dr. Patel uses a variety of appliances that ensure to correct the issue as well as be as comfortable as possible for your child.
Dr. Patel will prescribe an appliance that is suitable and comfortable for your treatment needs.