The most common ages for orthodontic treatment are between 11 and 15, and for good reason. Most or all of the permanent teeth have usually erupted by age 12. At this age, crooked teeth, gaps, and bad bites are easy to detect. These issues rarely correct themselves, so this is when most parents choose to look into orthodontic treatment.
This age is a good time for orthodontics because many of the negative associations with braces are not there. Since there are many children in this age group wearing braces, a child can often be convinced to wear braces because their friends are wearing them and they want to fit in. Children at this age have high metabolisms, which can reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment and shorten overall treatment time.
We welcome you to call All Kids Dental Pediatrics & Orthodontics today for a FREE initial examination. When you visit our orthodontist, Dr. Johnson, we will be able to set up a time for the treatment and outline of the treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the cost of treatment.