Braces for All Ages

Braces for All Ages

Are braces just for teenager? Nope! In fact, they never have been—teens have just been the most common age for orthodontic patients. The truth is that children, teens, and adults can all benefit from braces treatment.

Braces for Children

Children should see an orthodontist right around their seventh birthday. At this age, major orthodontic issues become obvious to the trained eye because enough permanent teeth should be in place. Most children—even those who eventually need braces—will not require treatment as a child. However, there are cases that, if left untreated, will require surgery and tooth extractions in their late teens or early 20s. Early treatment allows them to avoid this.

Braces for Teens

Teens are the most common orthodontic patients to this day. It is a great age for treatment because the teeth, gums, and bones are still super healthy and growing, making treatment very easy. Additionally, many of their peers are also wearing braces, so being in treatment doesn’t need to feel awkward. They can correct their smile while still in school and then enter adulthood with confidence and excellent oral health.

Braces for Adults

Just because you are into your adult years does not mean you cannot correct your smile. Our practice sees more and more patients over 21 every year. Right now, about one out of every five patients we treat is an adult. Of course, there are concerns unique to adult treatment. Professionals need options that are not visible and older adults may have gum disease and tooth decay to contend with. We have the right treatment options for all adults to get the smile they deserve.

To learn more about our treatment options, schedule your initial exam.

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