Not to ruin the ending of this blog, but the answer is seven. The American Association of Orthodontics recommends all children get a check-up with an orthodontic specialist no later than age 7. Now, let me tell you why.First, early detection of orthodontic problems does not necessarily mean treatment. When deemed appropriate however, early intervention can minimize the need for more costly and extensive care later. Children often exhibit signs of jaw problems as they grow and develop. A jaw that is growing too much or not enough can be recognized at an early age.Not to be used as a substitute for diagnosis by an orthodontist, but we do have a downloadable bite ruler that can be a first step to identifying your child’s dental situation. Visit our special page on 7Up – Early Treatment to download.Know also that Feldman Orthodontics is happy to assess your child without charge to determine if they exhibit any sign of malocclusion or other orthodontic issues.Dr. Randy Feldman, Chief Smile Officer, has over 30 years of experience in offering the very best in excellent patient care in Tampa Bay. Our office is special too. We have a fun-loving and supportive staff and environment that makes children comfortable.You can be assured that when you visit Feldman Orthodontics your child is getting the best treatment and level of care available. You and your child will see Dr. Feldman at every visit, ensuring the most efficient treatment time and wonderful results you can BOTH smile about!Feldman Orthodontics 1773 W Fletcher Ave. Tampa 33612 Florida Tel: (813) 968-2483 or 3739 W Neptune St. Tampa 33629 Florida Tel: (813) 254-8005.To learn more about Randy M. Feldman, DDS, MS and Feldman Orthodontics and the orthodontic treatment available for children, teens, and adults using braces, Invisalign, and Invisalign Teen, please visit: http://YourBite.com or call (813) 968-2483.