Alignment problems can arise in the teeth of children as young as 7 years old. That is why Dr. Darrell Spilsbury recommends an initial orthodontic exam at that age to determine whether your child is at risk for developmental issues in their teeth and jaws. Having our orthodontist examine your child will increase the chance of catching problems that can threaten the health of their smile, their jaw development, and even their speech development. If you have any questions about the benefits of braces for children in Henderson, Nevada, please contact Spilsbury Orthodontics today.