Kids are bundles of activity. And there’s nothing quite like the pure joy that’s shown in the smile of a child. By taking steps early, we can help prepare them for a life of healthy smiles. In fact the American Association of Orthodontists recommend that children be seen by age 7. By this age, their back bite has likely been established and Dr. Burke and Dr. Beckstrom are able to evaluate their tooth and jaw development and identify potential problems. We believe that taking action and examining early is the key to future success. Because we feel strongly about starting treatment at the right time in order to make the process as efficient as possible, if your child doesn’t require any orthodontic treatment, Dr. Burke and Dr. Beckstrom will ask them to come every 6 months for complimentary growth exams to ensure that all is well with their growth and development.