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, 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.
As orthodontics are most commonly associated with adolescence, teenagers may be generally less apprehensive about the appearance of wearing braces than adults. Additionally, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
Call either of our two locations in Cincinnati and Loveland, OH for an initial FREE examination. We will be able to determine the best time for the treatment for your child and outline the treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the approximate cost for the treatment.