What age should I consider braces for my child?

Although some children can begin orthodontic treatment at the age of six, it is generally recommended to get braces or other treatments between the ages of 8 to 14. This age range is the most suitable for straightening teeth as the head and mouth are still developing at this stage. During a consultation, the dentist will take into consideration the patient’s facial balance, crowding of teeth, bite position, growth patterns, and jaw alignment. Depending on the individual, treatments may include removable or fixed appliances such as braces, clear aligners, headgear or palate expanders.

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