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First Orthodontic Check-Ups No Later than Age 7

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and Dr. Brian Lee of Braces and Smiles recommend that all children have a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.

The reasons for this examination follow:

  • The posterior occlusion is established when the first molars erupt.  At that time, one can evaluate the antero-posterior and transverse relationships of the occlusion, as well as discover any functional shifts or crossbites.
  • Incisors have begun to erupt and problems can be detected such as crowding, habits, deep bites, open bites and some jaw discrepancies.
  • For some, a timely evaluation will lead to significant treatment benefits; for others, the principal immediate benefit is a parent’s peace of mine

The AAO does not advoate comprehensive orthodontic treatment at age 7.  However, interceptive treatment may be appropriate in the kinds of problems shown below

Final treatment decisions should be made among the parent, child’s dentist and orthodontist.  Call 718-268-3666, email, or visit to schedule your free orthodontic consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Brian Lee, Forest Hills Top Orthodontist

Problems to Watch for in Seven Year Olds Braces and Smiles Invisalign Orthodontist of Queens NY
Problems to Watch for in Seven Year Olds provided by Braces and Smiles Forest Hills Top Orthodontist for Invisalign and Braces
  • Anterior Crossbite
  • Posterior Crossbite
  • Crowding
  • Openbite
  • Protrusion
  • Ectopic Eruption
  • Complete Class III
  • Diastema
  • Oral Habits

The orthodontist’s goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time.  By working together, the dental team can achieve results for patients that cannot be produced alone

Treatment Options

  • Phase I / interceptive / mixed-dentition treatment – comprehensive orthodontic treatment for patients who still have deciduous (baby) teeth
  • Monitoring / Observation – these patients need careful monitoring of erupting teeth
  • Habit appliance – patient who have tongue thrust or finger/thumb sucking habits

Forest Hills, Queens, NY – Top Orthodontic Specialist – Orthodontist. Expert in Invisalign, Invisalign Teen and Braces for Children and Adults. Friendly Staff and Orthodontist (Dr. Brian Lee) , State of the Art Technology, Amazing Smiles Guaranteed. Free Consultation. Close to Forest Hills Subway Station. After school and Weekend hours available. Best orthodontist for Invisalign and Braces in Queens, NY serving Forest Hills, Rego Park, Kew Gardens, Flushing, Richmond Hill, Middle Village, Corona, Elmhurst, Woodhaven, Jamaica, SouthRichmond Hill, Ozone Park, Fresh Meadows, Ridgewood, Jackson Heights, Maspeth, East Elmhurst.

Call 718-268-3666 to schedule an appointment. 71-06 110th St Suite 1G Forest Hills, NY 11375. Http://

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