Palleck_002The Canadian and American Associations of Orthodontists recommends that all children have an orthodontic screening no later than age 7. In some cases, your family dentist makes this referral as they are rightly regarded as informed, caring and concerned for their patient’s well being. Other times, parents contact us directly because they themselves can see problems occurring. Orthodontists are dentists with years of additional training and not only align teeth but effect changes to the facial framework. By age 7, the first molars and possibly the incisor teeth are present. Dr. Palleck can identify problems with the bite relating to dental or skeletal alignment issues and recommend the best timing and course of action. For some, early treatment will lead to significant treatment benefits, for most, the principal immediate benefit is a parent’s peace of mind