The American Association of orthodontists recommends that children visit an orthodontist around age seven.  This visit will allow us to begin to determine if orthodontic care will be necessary to ensure the proper development.  By this visit, most children will have a mix of primary and permanent teeth, and Dr. Rohani should be able to diagnose and begin to correct most tooth and jaw problems. In many cases, it is important that we start this treatment early in order to give us the best chance of avoiding complicated surgery.


With Early Orthodontic Treatment, Dr. Rohani Can:

  • Correct habits such as thumb sucking.

  • Improve some minor speech problems.

  • Create more space for crowded teeth

  • Regulate the width of the upper and lower arches.

  • Guide the growth and development of the jaw to help permanent teeth to come in straight

  • Help avoid the need for tooth extractions.

Signs That Your Child May Need To See an Orthodontist

  • Crowded, broken, or misplaced teeth

  • Thumb sucking

  • Mouth breathing

  • Popping or other sounds when opening or closing their jaw.

  • Early or late loss of primary (baby) teeth

  • Teeth that do not come together, or do not come together normally.

  • Difficulties chewing or biting food.


If you notice any of these, call out office to schedule your free consultation.  Find out how Early treatment can benefit your child’s development for years to come.