Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment. By age 12, most of the permanent teeth have erupted, and crooked teeth, gaps, and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will rarely correct themselves; so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.
This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many negative associations of braces are not 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 as well.
Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age are growing rapidly, and orthodontists can usually take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and teeth correctly.
Call our office for a FREE initial examination, and we will be able to determine the best time for the treatment and outline the treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the cost for the treatment.