Offering Children’s Braces in Bakersfield, CA

Age 7

Age 7 is the perfect time for your child’s first orthodontic check-up!

Why age 7? Isn’t that too young?

The permanent first molars and incisors have usually erupted by this time and the child can be evaluated for any overbites, cross bites, or crowding that may be present. By seeing them this young, Dr. Montano is able to determine if early orthopedic intervention is needed to guide the growth of the jaws which may prevent serious problems that could require jaw surgery if treated at a later age. However, Dr. Montano doesn’t normally recommend starting treatment this young. He will usually monitor the growth and development of your child’s teeth until their mouth is ready to begin treatment.


Nicholas showing off his braces on the football field!

Advantages of early orthodontic treatment:

  • Reduce treatment time
  • Increase self-esteem early
  • Shorten/improve second phase of treatment
  • Possibly eliminate the need for future jaw surgery
  • Avoid permanent tooth extraction
  • Correct abnormal speech or swallowing problems
  • Resolve airway issues
  • Alleviate thumb sucking habits

For more information on the benefits of orthodontic treatment and braces for children schedule a consultation for your child today. It’s absolutely FREE, and no referral is required!

Montano Elevated Orthodontics provides orthodontic services including children’s braces to Bakersfield, Delano, Taft, Wasco, Shafter, Arvin, Lamont, and Tehachapi, CA.