Children & Teen Orthodontics


While orthodontic treatment most often begins between the ages of 10 and 14, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends an orthodontic evaluation no later than age 7. By this time, your child’s teeth have developed enough to where subtle problems can be spotted with jaw growth and emerging teeth. Some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if they’re treated early, and if it appears that treatment will be needed, Dr. Walker can advise you as to the ideal time to begin. Many times at this age Dr. Walker will recommend evaluating growth at 6-12 month intervals.

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Actual Patients

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Teen with Braces
Orthodontics for Children
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Problems to Watch for in Children & Teens

Malocclusions, like those illustrated below, may benefit from early diagnosis and referral to an orthodontic specialist for a full evaluation.

Anterior Crossbite

Posterior Crossbite


Open Bite


Ectopic Eruption



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