Besides the regular dental check ups there is the orthodontic check-up. An orthodontic check up is possible for grown ups as well as for children. The recommended age for the first check up is 7 years. The growth and development can be evaluated, and treatment can be initiated or deferred according to the individual situation. Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present.
At the initial check-up is followed by a explanation of the situation at hand. The orthodontist will explain if necessary, the treatment options and goal, as well as discuss the duration of treatment and finances, if requested.