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 are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever 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 with braces are not present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and they feel comfortable wearing braces as they see their friends wearing them too.
In addition to the benefit of fitting in with their friends, adolescents have higher metabolic rates, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
Call our office for an initial complimentary examination, and we will be able to determine the best time and type of orthodontic treatment needed. We will review with you the treatment plan, the length of treatment, and the approximate cost.