RECOMMENDATION FOR EARLY ORTHODONTIC ASSESSMENT

RECOMMENDATION FOR EARLY ORTHODONTIC ASSESSMENT

The Hong Kong Society of Orthodontists recommends that

children should see an orthodontist for an initial orthodontic assessment no later than the age of 7.

This examination allows the orthodontist to determine the optimum time to commence treatment. In some growing children, orthodontic problems can benefit from early intervention. In those children, where no immediate therapy is indicated, the orthodontist may want to monitor the child's growth and dental development.

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