And back to our regular programming. An urbanMama recently emailed: I know this topic
has been posted before, but I would love another round of advice. My 5-year-old daughter and her already-crowded little jaw are destined for braces, and we'd like to get a preliminary evaluation for orthodontia. I have two questions:
- Can anyone share their experiences with making a decision about doing an early round of braces/spacers/extractions/whatever? My impression is that the current practice is to do two rounds (one at age 8ish, one at 13ish), but there's controversy about whether the first round just adds expense and trauma without much payoff. I'd love to know what others have learned in researching, making the decision, and looking back on the decision.
- Can anyone recommend an orthodontist (not necessarily pediatric), especially in SE?