Pediatric Dentistry

Orthodontics

Orthodontics is the dental specialty that includes the diagnosis, prevention, interception and correction of malocclusion, as well as the neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities of the developing and mature orofacial structures.

Orthodontists complete additional education and training after graduation from dental school and have unique skill and distinct knowledge related to growth, development, and abnormalities in dental and skeletal relationships.

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a child obtain a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than 7 years of age. At this visit, the Orthodontist identifies problems in the developing teeth and jaws and makes recommendations for preventive measures and the need for treatment, either early or later in adolescence.

(Adapted from the American Association of Orthodontics)

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