Adolescent Treatment

When To Get Braces?

Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 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 will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.

Children in this age range are also unique in that they will experience a pubertal growth spurt.  This growth offers a unique advantage in orthodontic treatment as we can often manipulate and re-direct this growth to aid bite correction.  This special phase of growth can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.


Schedule An Appointment Now!

Call our office for an initial FREE 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 approximate cost for the treatment.