This is one of the most common questions we’re asked from parents and dentists. When most people think about braces, the last thing that comes to mind is kids with baby teeth. However, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children have their first orthodontic consultation around age 7. Even though most of the permanent teeth haven’t erupted at that age, there may be an underlying issue that isn’t readily apparent. The goal of these early visits is to identify problems BEFORE they develop into something more serious.