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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

At What Age Should I Get Orthodontic Treatment?

Some people think orthodontic treatment is only for teenagers but

truth is you can get it at any age.

Your jaw is growing the quickest when your are 8 or 9 so it is

usually best to expand your jaw and reshape your mouth at that age.

Permanent teeth usually come in around 12 or 13 and that is

normally the best time to start full orthodontic treatment.

However some children as young as 4 start orthodontics early to

avoid a problem later on.

You can get braces at any age but as you get older the treatment

takes longer and hurts more.

By time you are 20, you may need surgery to expand your jaw.

However, adults as old as 90 can get orthodontic treatment to fix

crooked teeth.

Orthodontic treatment works best and is the least painful around

ages 8 to 14 so it's usually best to start orthodontic treatment

that age.

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