Will my child’s teeth straighten as they grow?

The space available for teeth in the mouth does not increase with age; therefore, there won’t be any opportunity for your child’s teeth to straighten without orthodontic treatment. The fact is, after the molars erupt (usually in the sixth year), the space in the mouth actually gets smaller as the child grows older. If your child has crowded teeth, it’s best to come in for a FREE ORTHODONTIC CONSULTATION sooner (age 7) rather than later.