The American Association of Orthodontists recommends children get their first check-up with an Orthodontist no later than age 7. An examination, as permanent teeth take the place of baby teeth and as the face and jaws are growing, will determine if a problem exists or if one is developing. Only a few orthodontic problems need correction while a child has baby teeth. If a problem is detected, chances are a “wait-and-see” approach will be taken. In that case, the child would go into an observation phase and their growth and development would be periodically checked and monitored. We’ll watch them grow!