The most common time for orthodontic treatment is between the ages of 11 and 15, and for good reasons. By the age of 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems seldom correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.
This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because the negative associations of braces may not yet be present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and children are very often able to be convinced to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them, too.
Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
Call our office for an initial FREE examination, and we will be able to determine the best time for the treatment and outline: the proposed treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the approximate cost for the treatment.