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Getting your children in to see the orthodontist can be a challenge. Kids are widely known for not enjoying the experience, but on top of that, it can be hard as a parent to know the best time to take your children to the orthodontist.

Orthodontic treatment is imperative if you want your children to have healthy, beautiful smiles without any sort of tooth crowding or jaw complications.

But how do you when to take your children to the orthodontist?

The best bet is to ask your dentist when they think the time is right. Usually, once your children begin losing their baby teeth and adult teeth start coming in, you’ll want your children in to see an orthodontist. Usually, by age seven, you want your children to visit the orthodontist. Even if they’ve only lost one or two teeth at that point, the orthodontist will be able to see how the rest of your child’s teeth are entering their mouth and come up with a plan to handle the influx of new teeth in their mouth.

Now, you may get lucky and your children’s teeth will all come in straight and perfect. However, there are other issues an orthodontist can fix. Any sort of jaw problems, like an over or under bite, fall under the purview of an orthodontist.

If you feel it’s time for your kids to pay a visit to the orthodontist, call us here at Memphis Orthodontic Specialists, P.C. today. Our number is 901-767-5415 and we’re happy to answer any and all questions you may have about the orthodontic process.