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At what age should orthodontic treatment occur?



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At what age should orthodontic treatment occur?
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asked 6 years ago in Dental by anonymous

 

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Orthodontic treatment can be started at any age; however, many orthodontic problems are easier to correct if detected at an early age before jaw growth has slowed. Early treatment may mean that a patient can avoid tooth extractions or more serious complications. For this reason, the American Association of Orthodontics recommends that children first visit an orthodontist by age 7. Although not every child needs early treatment, an evaluation at age 7 can give you peace of mind to know that everything is developing “normally” and that treatment can wait until more permanent teeth have erupted.
answered 6 years ago by anonymous
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Do you just mean like regular old check ups? I would say 5 or 6.
answered 6 years ago by anonymous
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For braces, I'd say early teenage years, maybe 12-16. The earlier the better because your teeth are still moving. If you get them when you're like 20, then your teeth will have stopped moving and you'll need to have them on for longer in order to get results. After having orthodontic treatment since I was 8, I got mine when I was 15 and after almost two years, I hope to have them off by Christmas! :D
answered 6 years ago by anonymous

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