The American Association of Orthodontists recommends a first visit to an orthodontist by the age 7. This is not an endorsement for treatment at this age, but more a screening to identify patients that possess the more complicated issues. There are obvious cases that are truly severe enough to warrant early intervention, but the majority of patients can easily be treated in the tween years (10-13) when they are ideal candidates dentally, socially and biologically. We believe there should be no obstacles to a patient who wants to find out what is involved to maximize their smile and encourage all potential patients to contact our office a complimentary discussion of treatment options available. We pride ourselves on our ability to communicate our intentions and reasoning behind the orthodontic plans we propose.