It’s never too late, or too early, to begin orthodontic treatment. We’ve examined children as young as three and have successfully treated patients in their seventies. Of course, while orthodontic treatment can be started at any age, many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected early, before jaw growth has slowed. Early treatment can help patients avoid surgery and more serious complications.
The ideal age, and the age recommended by The American Association of Orthodontists, is normally seven. If we detect problems, treatment can begin even earlier.