Orthodontics for Children & Teens The American Association for Orthodontists recommends that every child have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. Early detection and treatment gives your child the edge - a much better chance for natural and normal development. One advantage of having Dr. Freeman for your child’s dental home is that he monitors their growth & development on a regular basis. Our parents truly appreciate having orthodontic treatment done in our office. This allows them to coordinate cleaning and check-up appointments with ortho appts. By working with the natural growth instead of against it, Dr. Freeman prevents problems from becoming worse, while giving your child a lifetime of beautifully healthy smiles! Studies have shown that people who have straight teeth are more likely to smile more. This leads to a greater self esteem which may lead to a more fulfilling life. Schedule a complimentary smile consultation.