An orthodontist is a specialist in the movement of teeth and the correction of jaw problems. In addition to college and dental school, an orthodontist completes three years of intensive specialty training at a graduate school approved by the ADA.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that all children, regardless of their orthodontic progression, receive an orthodontic evaluation by age seven. Early examination allows orthodontists to determine the best time for orthodontic treatment, and if necessary, to begin.
Our orthodontists will perform a thorough examination, review findings and discuss appropriate treatment options. If a patient is not ready to begin treatment the orthodontist will recommend free periodic recall appointments to monitor a child’s growth and development.