WHAT IS THE BEST AGE TO GET BRACES?
The optimal period to begin orthodontic treatment (if necessary or beneficial) is during the early teen years. During these years (11 to 14), the jaws are actively growing and are more susceptible to modification.
Although, every child is unique and every child develops at a different rate! The appropriate time to start treatment will be determined by the type of malocclusion (misaligned bite condition) present and how far it’s progressed.
Orthodontic treatment can set your teen up for a lifetime of confidence and brilliant smiles!
Benefits of Orthodontics for Teens
If problematic orthodontic conditions are detected early on, before the teeth have completely stabilized, this can significantly reduce the length and complexity of treatment.
Once the jaw bones have stabilized in the adult years, a more complex treatment (like corrective jaw surgery) may be required to fix severe conditions. Although there is no braces age limit, beginning treatment as a teen can make for a more comfortable and efficient process. Whether your child gets braces at age 13 or braces at 16 or 17, we’ll be here to guide you and your child through the process to ensure a successful and comfortable treatment.
Luckily for teens, treatment is usually completed in one comprehensive phase instead of the early, two-phase treatment approach suggested for some patients with more significant problems.
Also luckily for teens – braces look pretty rad!
Your Teen is Shore to Love One of Our Treatment Options
We get it – traditional braces aren’t every teen’s cup of tea. For teens who prefer a more discreet option, we offer Invisalign for Teens! Invisalign is a popular choice among teens who want to continue living their life without disruption during their smile transformation.
Your teen can choose from:
- Invisalign Teen clear aligners
- Clear ceramic braces
- Traditional metal braces
Cost of Braces for Teens
The cost of teen orthodontic treatment (the same cost as adult and children orthodontic treatment) will depend on a few factors, including:
- The severity of your teen’s condition
- The complexity of treatment required
- The appliances used during treatment
- The length of treatment
When you and your teen visit us for the first time, we’ll present our affordable payment plans to you and work with you to create a financial plan that meets your needs—and gets your teen to the smile of their dreams.
Still have questions about braces for teens?
We want to answer your questions! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time.
Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of personalized care—in a relaxing and positive environment. We bring you a blend of the latest and most efficient orthodontic technology in the area.