No! In fact, the AAO (American Association of Orthodontics) recommends that children visit the orthodontist for the first time at the age of 7. An orthodontist will examine how the primary teeth (baby teeth) are falling out/transitioning into permanent teeth. They will look at tooth size and position, tooth loss, bone and jaw growth and development, and look for oral habits that may affect the teeth. Early intervention is key to obtaining healthy expansion for aesthetics and for function. Your child will most likely not need a full set of braces at 7. They may need an expander, retainer, just a few braces, or some other orthodontic appliance that could be pertinent to the long term health and growth of their teeth, bone, and/or jaw. Or, your child may not need braces at all, but at least you will know. We invite you to call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultations with Dr. Miller.