Ideally, orthodontic assessments should start early. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should be evaluated by an orthodontist by age seven. At this age, Dr. Michael Emanuel can detect any issues with jaw growth and development and emerging teeth. Most children begin orthodontic treatment between the ages of 9 and 14.
During your child’s orthodontic evaluation, Dr. Michael Emanuel will ask questions about your child’s past oral health. The mouth and teeth are checked for any signs of malocclusion. X-rays and photos will be taken of your child’s face and teeth. If necessary, a model will be made of your child’s teeth.
Early detection of any orthodontic issues means that our orthodontist can begin treatment when it is most advantageous. Dr. Michael Emanuel will monitor the development of your child’s teeth and bite until the time is right to begin treatment.
Early orthodontic treatment usually takes less time than adult orthodontic treatment. However, this does not mean that it is too late if you did not have orthodontic treatment as a child. Orthodontics for adults is becoming more and more common.
We encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about the benefits of an orthodontic evaluation in Brooklyn, New York, and to schedule an evaluation for yourself or for your child.