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 Sabat 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 in Parma and Brecksville, Ohio, Dr. Michael Sabat will ask questions about your child’s past oral health. The mouth and teeth are checked for any signs of malocclusion (crooked teeth or a bad bite). 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 Sabat 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 orthodontics. However, this does not mean that if you did not have orthodontic treatment as a child, it is too late. Orthodontics for adults is becoming more and more common.
We welcome you to contact Sabat Orthodontics today to learn more and to schedule an evaluation for yourself or for your child.