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24

When is the Best Time to Get Braces?

Posted in Braces

From age 7 to 70, all kinds of people have benefited from orthodontic treatment.

Are braces right for you? If you’re interested in straightening either your teeth or your child’s, then it’s important to consider the timing.

The Best Age for Kids to Get Braces

Kids should have their bite and tooth alignment evaluated by around the age of 7. At this point, an orthodontist can get an idea of whether there is enough space in the mouth for all the adult teeth as they come in.

If the orthodontist decides intervention is necessary, then the first stage of treatment will begin. This Phase I treatment should make braces much more effective.

The sooner you get your kids in for an evaluation, the easier it will be to correct problems.

When Other Treatment is Needed

As an adult, you may be interested in having braces placed on your own teeth. Straightening your teeth could be an important part of your own smile makeover. You’ll need to work with your dentist in prioritizing treatment.

Say, for example, that you have a fractured tooth in need of a crown. The crown should be placed first. A crowned tooth can be moved with braces.

Interested in an implant? That can only be placed after braces create a tidy space for it because an implant fuses to bone and cannot be moved with braces.

Begin with a Professional Orthodontic Evaluation

Did you know that most initial orthodontic consultations are free?

It doesn’t hurt to get two or more different opinions as far as which treatment is right and when to start it. Ask your general dentist about the orthodontic options available in your area.

Posted on behalf of:
East Cobb Orthodontics
2810 Lassiter Rd
Marietta, GA 30062
(770) 993-7118

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