Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment to begin, and for good reason. By the age of 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place; crooked teeth, gaps, and bad bites can be detected easily. These problems rarely correct themselves, so this is when parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.
Many adolescents undergo orthodontic treatment and usually are receptive to correcting alignment issues with braces or Invisalign. Additionally, adolescents have increased jaw growth and high metabolisms, the latter helping shorten the 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.