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Ideally, orthodontic assessments should start early. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should be evaluated by an orthodontist by age seven. At this age, Dr. Laura Rothe can detect any issues with jaw growth and development and emerging teeth.

During your child’s orthodontic evaluation in Elkhorn, Nebraska, Dr. Laura Rothe will ask questions about your child’s past oral health. The mouth and teeth are checked for any signs of malocclusion (crooked teeth or a bad bite). X-rays and photos will be taken. If necessary, a model will be made of your child’s teeth.

Early detection of any malocclusion issues means that our orthodontist can begin treatment at the opportune moment. Dr. Laura Rothe will monitor the development of your child’s teeth and bite until the time is right to begin treatment.

Early orthodontics usually takes less time than adult orthodontics. However, this does not mean that if you did not have orthodontic treatment as a child, it is too late. Orthodontics for adults is becoming more and more common.

We welcome you to contact Skyline Orthodontics today to learn more and to schedule a visit for yourself or for your child. We are here to serve you and your smile!