When To Start Orthodontic Treatment? Part 3.

In the last couple of Newsletters, we have been talking about when is the best time to start orthodontic treatment for a child. There are so many factors to consider, like the eruption of permanent teeth, the adolescent growth spurt, the age of the child, and none of those coincide with each other very well. In this article, we will... read more »

When To Start Orthodontic Treatment? Part 2.

Properly timing your child’s orthodontic treatment is an important responsibility of both the orthodontist and the parent.  But, there are very few (reliable) resources on the topic available to most parents.  Nonetheless, an improperly timed case versus a properly timed case can be the difference between an average result and an excellent result, a case requiring extraction of permanent teeth... read more »

When To Start Orthodontic Treatment? Part 1.

Parents often ask me when their child should start orthodontic treatment. As an orthodontist, I also hear people tell me from time-to-time that they think their child is too young for orthodontics when, in my opinion, it would have been great to get started a year ago! So, how do you know when the right time to start treatment is?... read more »