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Seven: The Magic Age

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children see an orthodontist by the age of seven. If you are like most parents, you see a few of your child’s classmates in braces and wonder why these children are in treatment so young? And you may think, “I didn’t have braces until I was 16.” Let me take a moment to explain the phenomenon that has been around since ancient Egypt. Yes, believe it or not, archaeologists discovered ancient mummies with metal bands wrapped around their teeth. At age seven, your child most likely would not have all of his/her adult teeth and would not need a full set of braces. But, that is exactly the point! Age seven is the ideal time to aid in the dev

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