When is the best time to begin orthodontics?

Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems, or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.

Orthodontics for Children

It’s best for an orthodontist to see children by age 7 to advise if orthodontic treatment is required and determine the appropriate time frame for treatment. Many common orthodontic issues, like crowding, can be addressed at this age. When treatment is begun early, orthodontists can guide the growth of the jaw, arches, and incoming permanent teeth. In other words, early treatment can simplify later treatment!

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Orthodontics for Adults

You’re never too old for braces! In fact, orthodontic treatment (and braces) can be successful at any age, and adults especially appreciate the benefits of a beautiful smile. One of every five patients in orthodontic treatment is an adult.

Our orthodontists will evaluate your individual needs and recommend the best treatment plan for you, at any age.

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