What comes to mind when you think about orthodontics? Most people tend to think about metal braces, which are typically associated with children between the ages of 11 and 13. While metal braces are an orthodontic treatment, they are only a part of orthodontics. Many different orthodontic issues can begin to present themselves early on in childhood, and they are often easier to treat early on. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. By this age, the adult teeth are starting to erupt, and potential issues can be predicted. At Sawrie Orthodontics, we offer early pediatric orthodontic treatment for children in Chattanooga, TN, which enables us to determine potential issues and provide the treatment your child needs to achieve a beautiful, healthy mouth.