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 crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can be easily 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 some of the negative associations of braces are not present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and children are often willing to get braces because they see their friends wearing them too.
Children in early adolescence also tend to be more cooperative and this has a tremendous impact on overall treatment. Also, a teenager’s high metabolism can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce some of the minor discomfort of orthodontic appliances.
Call our office for an initial free examination. Dr. Hage will discuss all your options for treatment and answer all your questions. Our staff will make sure you completely understand the treatment plan, the expected duration and the total cost for treatment.