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If you want your child to have a top-notch smile and oral health, then you need to bring them to Wendy Chen Orthodontics at an early age for their first orthodontic consultation. In fact, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends taking your child in for their first orthodontic appointment by the time they are 7 years old, even though they will not likely begin treatment at that time.

This appointment is important because it will help your orthodontist, Dr. Wendy Chen, determine if there are any signs of future misalignment. Also, if there are small signs now, she can use things, like spacers, to slowly move the teeth to prevent major alignment issues in the future.

If your child does need treatment, they will probably begin their orthodontic journey around age 12-14. This is common because this is when the permanent teeth have all moved in and the jaw and teeth are still vulnerable to pressure, which will make the treatment easier than if it was performed on an older smile. When they begin treatment, they can choose to align their teeth with beneficial appliances, like braces, ceramic braces, and more.

Call our office today at 817-581-4031 if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule an appointment for your child. Our orthodontic team in Colleyville, Texas, will be more than happy to help you!