When should my child see an orthodontist?
I like kids to see an orthodontist when their two front top teeth are in and their six-year-old molars are present. Many issues are easiest to evaluate at this point and if any treatment needs to be done, this is generally the earliest it will ever be started. At this point, if braces are needed, an orthodontist can evaluate the best time to start. While many orthodontists will not start until a child has lost all of her baby teeth, I would prefer a child to see an orthodontist two or three years too early than to see an orthodontist two or three years too late.