There is no one answer to this question because each orthodontic problem determines its own best starting time. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that a child visit an orthodontist by age 7 or earlier if a problem is detected by the parents, family dentist, or physician.
Recognize any of these early warning signs? It might be time to schedule an orthodontic exam.
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