Right Age for Orthodontics
Since each patient’s orthodontic goal or problem is unique to that individual, there is no specific age that is considered the best for treatment. For children with orthodontic problems, early diagnosis and treatment by a specialist is especially important in guiding facial growth and preventing serious problems from developing. The timing of orthodontic treatment is extremely important and greatly affects the treatment results.
The American Association of Orthodontics (AAO) recommends that every child get an orthodontic screening no later than age 7. Orthodontic treatment is appropriate for children and adults. With less noticeable braces, new treatment options and new techniques that reduce the number of orthodontic visits, the latest advances in orthodontics have significantly increased the popularity of orthodontic treatment among adults. Whatever the age, our goal for each patient is to reduce treatment time, and to provide the best and most stable results