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The Right Age

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that an orthodontist first see a child as early as age 7 and even earlier if a problem is discovered by a parent or the family dentist. The timing of orthodontic treatment is extremely important and greatly affects the treatment result. Since no two patients are alike, there is not a specific age that is best to begin treatment.

Early diagnosis and treatment by a specialist can help guide facial growth and tooth eruption, and prevent more serious problems from developing. Our goal is to reduce treatment time in full braces and to provide the best and most stable results possible.

Adolescents that show signs of misalignment of teeth or a dysfunctional jaw or bite are strong candidates for care. It is very typical for adults, no matter what age, to experience rotation or misalignment of teeth.




Meet Dr. Spannhake

Dr. Elizabeth Spannhake has been in private practice since 1984. She graduated with multiple honors from the Louisiana State University School...

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