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At What Age Should Someone Consider Orthodontics

Posted in Orthodontics

How old does a child have to be before they can have braces? How old is too old for an adult to be to get braces? While age does play a role in determining whether or not someone can undergo orthodontic treatment, most of the factors rely on how developed the mouth is, and what the current oral health status of the patient is.

Interceptive orthodontics

This type of orthodontic treatment can be performed on young children, and is considered to be growth modification. Temporary appliances such as space maintainers or other removable aids can encourage oral development to occur in a way that prevents extensive orthodontic treatment later on. 


Considered as the typical phase of orthodontic care, braces are typically put on children or teens once they have lost all of their baby teeth, and the permanent teeth are in the process of erupting. Most children have all of their permanent teeth around 12 or 13 years of age, although it can vary. 

Adult orthodontics

Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment as a way to combat gum disease, tooth decay, and improve the way their smile looks. You might be surprised at how mature some adults are before they ever undergo therapy! Unless you have severe bone loss, adults of almost any age can make some of the best orthodontist patients. They’re devoted to their treatment, have exceptional oral hygiene, and take great care of their teeth (mostly due to the investment that they’re making in themselves.)

Posted on behalf of Dr. Brett Gluck, DMD, MS, PC

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