Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment. Usually by age 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and 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.
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 usually not resistant to wearing braces because they see many of their friends wearing them.
Call our office for an initial complimentary examination, and if treatment is necessary we will be able to determine the best time for the treatment and outline the treatment plan, the expected treatment duration, and the approximate cost for the treatment.