Patients with braces and other orthodontic appliances require more effort to keep their teeth and gums clean. Because we want to ensure the highest level of dental health, we recommend you see your family dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings every 6 months during treatment.
We join the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and the American Dental Association (ADA) in recommending that most children should have an orthodontic screening by age 7. This allows Dr. Chadwell to determine if orthodontic treatment will be required and the best time for the patient to be treated. While early treatment may not be recommended, except in cases of addressing medical needs, stopping oral habits and correcting jaw discrepancies, we prefer to begin monitoring your child’s dental growth and development early in life.