The optimal time for children to have braces will vary from child to child, but all children should be assessed for orthodontic treatment by age 7. A child-friendly dentist can examine your child’s teeth to determine the need for orthodontic treatment.
- An evaluation by age 7 is best as a dentist can see any alignment issues with the permanent teeth coming through.
- Every child’s teeth develop differently, but most orthodontic treatments are between ages 8 and 14.
- Depending on the issues, a child may need orthodontic treatment early, before their teenage years.
“The average treatment time for orthodontia will range anywhere from one year to over two years. In general, however, the average time for treatment is just under two years. It’s important to remember that every child is different and treatment times can vary greatly!”
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