What is the right age to
begin orthodontic treatment?
The American Association of Orthodontics recommends children be seen by an orthodontist around age 7. At this age, adult teeth are starting to come in, and a specialist can see whether or not everything is developing correctly. While most children don’t start braces at this age, some children can benefit greatly from early intervention treatment.
Early intervention treatment happens in early childhood and is done to correct any jaw problems that are developing before they become more severe. This treatment may include widening the palate to make room for adult teeth, removing stubborn baby teeth, correcting spacing and gap issues, etc. Early intervention treatment can greatly decrease the cost of orthodontic treatment later on by catching abnormalities before they create too much trouble in your child’s developing mouth.
Braces for children & teens