When to Get Braces
What’s the ideal age for orthodontic treatment, or is there one?
There is not an ideal age for orthodontic treatment. Teeth alignment can be improved at any age, as long as you have healthy gums and bone structure. While teenagers and children make up the majority of orthodontic patients, adults account for nearly 25% of all patients who seek orthodontic care. Orthodontic treatment can be preventative—moving teeth, changing jaw position, or holding other teeth in place to help guide the desired development—but it can also be effective in restoring proper alignment from years of poor dental health or harmful habits.
In general, if you are growing concerned about your or your child’s alignment, the earlier the intervention, the better. The process of moving teeth is the same in children as it is in adults, though greater bone density means adult treatment make take a little longer. Some treatments cannot be considered for adults, whose faces and jaws are done growing.
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