When should my child have an orthodontic screening?

All children should receive an initial orthodontic screening at approximately the age of 7, or soon after the first molars erupt. This allows the dentist to carefully analyze the bite, or how the teeth come together in the mouth, and to look for signs that the emerging teeth might be crowded or irregularly spaced.

In some cases, orthodontic interventions might be recommended right away. In other cases, a conservative wait and see approach may be indicated. Your dentist will go over the screening results with you in depth, and develop a plan of action that meets your child’s individual needs.

At Family Dental Care of Bellevue, we are committed to providing quality dental care to our patients and their families. We are proud to have been voted one of the best dental offices in Washington State. If you are ready to take the first steps toward improving your dental health, we invite you to call 425-643-5778 today to make an appointment for your initial consultation.