The American Associated of Orthodontists recommends that every child should visit a pediatric dentist trained in screening for dental and facial development problems no later than 7 years old That way it becomes to easier to spot any problems before they potentially get worse. and it also reduces the chance that extractions or facial surgery is needed to correct orthodontic problems. This period starts with the eruption of the permanent incisor (front) teeth and 6 years molars. Treatment concerns deal with jaw relationships and dental realignment problems. This is an excellent stage to start treatment, when indicated, as your child's hard and soft tissues are usually very responsive to orthodontic or orthopedic forces.