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, therefore 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.

While we think braces are beautiful at any age, this is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because braces are more socially acceptable. 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 growth potential and malleable jaws, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.

Schedule An Appointment Now!

Call Anchored Orthodontics for an initial FREE examination, and Dr. McMahon will be able to determine the best time for treatment and outline: the treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the approximate cost for the treatment.