In the past, orthodontic treatment was often postponed until the adolescent years, when all the permanent teeth came into the mouth. We now know that many orthodontic problems can be treated earlier and much easier by working with the growth that take place in younger children. Dr. RASHA ALMUBARAK recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation by age 7.
Although treatment usually does not begin at this young age, an early examination allows us to monitor your child's dental development through our "Growth and Guidance" program. This recall program is offered to you at no charge, and covers all observation appointments needed until actual treatment begins. We have found that early detection can significantly reduce the need for removal of permanent teeth. Younger children are often more enthusiastic and cooperative, so total treatment time is often reduced. In many cases, positive orthodontic results can be achieved which would not otherwise be possible once the face and jaw have finished growing.