The American Association recommends that children get their first orthodontic check up no later than age 7. Learn more
At Fishbein Orthodontics we know that deciding to begin the orthodontic process for your teenager can be a stressful time. That is why we are happy to provide as much information as possible on the best time to start orthodontic treatment. Our Doctors are proud to have one of the only Board Certified Orthodontists in the Pensacola, Florida area. We serve patients at three convenient locations in Pensacola, Perdido and Navarre. If you are considering orthodontic treatment for your adolescent child we highly recommend reading the information below.
When Should Adolescent Treatment Begin?
Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems do not correct themselves, which is why it is important to seek an orthodontic consultation.
This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many negative associations of braces are not present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and wearing braces is very typical of this age group.
Benefits of Adolescent Treatment
Additional benefits of braces in this age group are that this is a growth period for these children, and orthodontists can usually take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and teeth correctly. This age group tends to have shorter overall treatment time than older patients undergoing orthodontic treatment.
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