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Early Orthodontic Consultation: Ensuring Your Child’s Dental Health

Dr. Junaid Israr

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It is recommended that all children have a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7.

  • The bite is established when the first permanent molars erupt. At that time, one can evaluate the front & back and crosswise relationships of the bite, as well as discover any functional shifts or underbites.
  • Incisors have begun to erupt, and problems can be detected such as crowding, habits, deep bites, open bites, and some jaw discrepancies.
  • For some, a timely evaluation will lead to significant treatment benefits, for others, the principal immediate benefit is a parent’s peace of mind.
  • Comprehensive orthodontic treatment is seldom needed at age 7. However, interceptive treatment may be appropriate for the kinds of problems shown below:

Final treatment decisions should be made between the parent and the orthodontist.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Junaid Israr
Dr. Junaid Israr - Author Dr Junaid Israr BDS DDCS MFDS RCS (ENG) FCPS (ORTH): Dr Junaid is a Consultant Dental Surgeon and Professor of Orthodontics at LMDC. You can book an appointment with him through oladoc.

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