Many people are not sure when to first get their child’s oral cavity checked, but Dr. Lala and Dr. Bednarz recommend bringing your child into Orthodontic Associates of New England by the time they are 7 years old.

We strongly suggest bringing your child in at the age of seven because we do our best to provide early treatment before your child’s situation becomes worse. We also want your child to have their new-and-improved smile by the time they are in middle school or high school. We provide this early treatment so your child can avoid major problems in the future. Some of the treatments we are able to provide include:

• Reducing the risk of trauma to the front teeth that stick out.
• Making room for erupting teeth
• Clearing a crowded mouth
• Creating facial symmetry
• Keeping a space open for future permanent teeth
• Lessening the risk of tooth extraction
• Reducing treatment time with braces

When you bring your child in, we will gently examine their mouth and determine whether they will benefit from our orthodontic treatment now or in the future. To learn more about early orthodontic treatment in Lowell, Massachusetts, and to schedule your child’s first appointment with our orthodontists, call our office today!