A healthy smile is a great asset to have no matter how old you are. If you are a parent wondering if your child will need braces later in life, listen to this: The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children visit the orthodontist by the time they are 7 years old. Many people think of only teenagers needing orthodontic treatment, but early treatment can actually help correct problems before they get too serious. Bad bite, crooked teeth, and crowding can all lead to dental problems such as tooth decay and gum disease. These issues and more can be remedied by taking your child to a Murrieta orthodontist. Your doctor will come up with the best orthodontic treatment plan for your child. Check out our infographic to learn more about early orthodontic treatment, and share it with parents you know to spread the word!