Right Age For BracesAdolescence (between the ages of 10 and 15) is the optimal time for orthodontic treatment and effectively achieve excellent results because:
- Most, if not all of your permanent teeth have erupted. When most of your permanent teeth are in place, it's easier to detect crooked teeth, gaps between teeth and ‘bad bites'. These types of problems rarely correct themselves, so this is when most parents seek treatment for their children.
- Kids at this age are growing rapidly. During adolescence, changes occur to the gum tissues and the bones that support the teeth. Dr. Chapman can take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and correctly align teeth – and we can achieve results that may not be possible once your face and jaw bones have fully developed.
- Teens love our clear braces treatment options. At Chapman Orthodontics we offer clear bracket treatment options that are barely noticeable and move teeth with the same efficiently expected in traditional metal braces.
- Parents love that we offer clear braces for the same fee as traditional metal braces.
As teens grow into adulthood, changes occur to the gum tissues and the bones that support the teeth, so teeth can move relatively easily for most patients. By getting orthodontic treatment between the ages of 10 and 15, while your jaws are still growing, we can achieve results that may not be possible once your face and jaw bones have fully developed. Additionally, teens often gain psychological benefits from experiencing orthodontics at the same time as many of their peers.
A lot of people aren't born with an attractive smile or a proper bite, so wearing braces is often inevitable if you want a straight, healthy smile.