When should I start thinking about orthodontic treatment for my child?

The American Orthodontic Society recommends that children have an evaluation by an orthodontist around the age of 6 or 7. Early evaluation can help prevent potential problems. The earlier issues are diagnosed, the more conservatively they can be treated, which can save you money and save your child from more extensive dental treatment in the future. The more severe the growth and alignment problems, the earlier an orthodontist should be consulted.