This is the most common time that patients start treatment with us. Why? Between the ages of 11 and 15 most if not all of the permanent teeth have fully erupted and are in place, so crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. ‘Crooked’ teeth will not correct themselves, and it gets worse as time goes on. Treatment at this time will always be the shortest and most predictable in terms of desired outcome.
This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many negative associations of braces are not present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and children are very often able to be convinced to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them, too, and want to fit in.
Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
Contact 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.