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Do you want your child to have a straight and healthy smile? If so, don’t forget to bring them to Brown Orthodontics by the time they are 7 years old for an orthodontic consultation. This is recommended by the American Association of Orthodontists so your child has a good chance at growing into the best smile possible.

Now, your child won’t necessarily need treatment at 7 years old, but this appointment will help your orthodontist, Dr. Constance Brown, determine if your child will need treatment in the future. It can also give her the opportunity to take certain measures to guide the teeth in the proper positions if necessary, which can help reduce the need for treatment.

If your child needs treatment, they will usually start their orthodontic journey around age 12-14. This is when the permanent teeth have grown into place and the jaw and teeth are still susceptible to pressure, which can help make the treatment a bit easier. When aligning their smile, your child can use one of many treatments, like braces, ceramic braces, aligners, and more.

To schedule an appointment for your child today, please contact our office by dialing 360-256-7220. When you reach out to our orthodontic team, we will be thrilled to help you in any way we can!