Does My Child Need Braces?

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends children make their first visit to the orthodontist by age 7. Dr. Shank is conservative in assessing young patients and only prescribes orthodontic treatment if it is necessary.

We feel it is important to understand some of the underlying causes that will create an orthodontic problem while children are developing. Watch the video below from the American Association of Orthodontics to review the causes, misconceptions, and procedures of orthodontic treatment for young children: