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What is the right age for orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontic treatment can be provided at any age. Also, many orthodontic defects are easier to correct when detected early, before jaw growth has slowed down. Early treatment might mean that the patient can avoid more serious complications or surgery later. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that every child should make their first visit to an orthodontist when between the ages of 7 and 9. The visit can be earlier if parents, the child’s physician, or dentist perceives a problem before this.

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