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Your Child's First Orthodontics Check-Up

The AAO® recommends that children have their first orthodontic visit by age 7. 5% of kids who could benefit from early treatment such as those will enter our Phase One treatment program, and the majority of those who are not yet ready for treatment will enter our Recall Club!


What is The Recall Club?

Once your child is in the recall club, you’ll be seen on a yearly basis to monitor the growth of the upper and lower jaw and the eruption pattern of the permanent teeth.

This recall exam visits are at no cost to you.


Early Orthodontic Check-Up: Setting the Stage for a Confident Smile

At Marblehead and Middleton Smiles, in alignment with the guidance of the American Association of Orthodontists®, we strongly advise scheduling an orthodontic checkup for your child by the age of 7. This early evaluation plays a pivotal role in assessing your child's growth and development and enables our orthodontic specialists to identify any potential treatment needs. We're committed to ensuring your child's oral health and offering customized orthodontic solutions. Get in touch with us today to learn more and arrange your child's inaugural orthodontic appointment for a confident and radiant smile!

Early Orthodontic Screening: Ensuring Your Child's Lifelong Smile Health

While many tend to associate orthodontic treatment with the teenage years, it's important to understand that your child should undergo their first orthodontic screening by the age of 7. The American Association of Orthodontists® (AAO®) strongly recommends this early assessment to evaluate whether your child requires early orthodontic intervention and, if so, to determine the most suitable timing for such treatment.

Your child's initial orthodontic evaluation serves a vital role in enabling our pediatric dentist to:

  • Identify subtle issues related to jaw growth and emerging teeth.

  • Detect developing concerns that may not necessitate immediate intervention.

  • Monitor your child's growth and development, pinpointing the optimal age to initiate treatment.

  • Recognize problems that require early intervention to prevent potential long-term dental and oral health issues.

  • Offer interventions that guide healthy jaw growth, address detrimental oral habits, minimize the risk of dental damage, align permanent teeth correctly, and enhance your child's bite.

This initial examination is designed to be comfortable, fostering positive associations with our pediatric dentist's office. It includes an oral examination, analysis of the bite, assessment of oral musculature, and evaluation of any skeletal irregularities. X-rays may be taken, and we will address any detrimental oral habits your child may have. Following this comprehensive assessment, we will determine the necessity for early orthodontic care.

For more information about your child's initial orthodontic evaluation and to arrange an appointment with our experienced pediatric dentists and orthodontists, please don't hesitate to contact our office today


We're here for you at anytime

At any time during these first appointments or later during treatment, please contact our office if you have any questions. Our objective is always to make sure your visits with us are pleasant and informative.

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