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The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children first visit an orthodontist around the age of seven; at this time Dr. Alba can identify any growth issues and make plans to address them or monitor progress over the next months or years. This way, treatment can be started at a time that provides the best result in the least amount of time. This can have a positive effect on the cost of treatment as well; early treatment can avoid tooth extractions and growth issues that might require a more complex solution later. If Dr. Alba finds that it's in your child's best interest to wait for treatment, he or she will be placed in our Kid's Club program where we provide no cost monitoring visits until they're ready. You can feel confident that Dr. Alba will do what's best for your child and the treatment prescribed will always honor the trust that you've placed in him and the team at Alba Orthodontics.

It's never too late to start orthodontic treatment; it's not just for children and teens. Over 20% of the patients in our practice are over the age of 21, and are thrilled at the changes in their smiles and their lives! Dr. Alba provides the most advanced treatment options available so that every patient, regardless of age, benefits from these advances in terms of comfort, efficiency and cost.

Whether you're considering treatment for yourself or for a child, any time is a good time to visit the orthodontist. We provide a complimentary initial exam so that you can get all the information you need to start smiling with no limits at Alba Orthodontics.