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.
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 very often able to be convinced to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them, too, and want to fit in. For young adults who are too self conscious or can’t handle the idea of wearing braces, Invisalign Teen is now available. Since Invisalign is nearly invisible, you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
Call German Orthodontics for an initial FREE examination. We will walk you through the orthodontic process and highlight the best treatment options available for your particular problem which includes the expected treatment time to complete care and the approximate cost for the treatment.