Swords Orthodontics
17 Main St, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland

Is my child too young to visit an orthodontist?

Probably not – the American Association of Orthodontists would advise that every child should have an orthodontic exam by the time they are seven years old or earlier if an orthodontic problem is apparent.

Certain problems are better corrected early. Dr Murray would rather tell someone “I don’t need to see you for another year” than say “I wish I had seen you a year ago; we could have sorted this out easily”.

Given a choice, we think that’s what you’d rather hear.

For instance….

  • Early intervention is particularly handy for reducing problems with crowding, and that might prevent having to have adult teeth taken out later on.
  • It’s also useful for dealing with teeth growing in the wrong position, and that might prevent having to have an operation to uncover buried teeth later on.
  • Some abnormal bites are more easily treated when started in younger patients too, and that might make treatment shorter, easier, or both later on.


As part of Phase One of the National Reopening, Swords Orthodontics resumed routine orthodontic treatment in May 2020.
There are a few differences in how we do this specifically to deal with coronavirus, but you'll still get great orthodontic treatment.
Please don't attend without an appointment - just give us a call and we'll organise things.
New patients are welcome, there's never been a better time to sort out that smile