The early teen years (11-15) are the most common ages for orthodontic treatment. In most cases, by age 12, the permanent teeth have erupted and crooked teeth, gaps, and bad bites can be easily detected. Unfortunately, these problems will hardly ever correct themselves so orthodontic intervention is typically appropriate.
Generally, this is a great time for orthodontic treatment because the negative association of braces is not prominent. Many children request braces because their friends have them and they want to join the “straight smile club.” We like to call that “positive peer pressure!”
Additionally, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
Contact our office for an initial FREE examination, and we will be able to determine the best time for the treatment and outline: the treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the approximate cost for the treatment. Our treatment suite includes braces in all colors that our teen patients show off with style! They may even be a candidate for Invisalign Teen – the braceless alternative to traditional braces. Call Villa Park Smiles to schedule a complimentary consultation today.