Phase II or Comprehensive Treatment
The most common time for orthodontic treatment is between the ages of 11 and 15. By age 12, most of the permanent teeth have erupted, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems rarely correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.
This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many negative associations of braces are not present. Children desire wearing braces because they see their friends wearing them and want to fit in.
Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
Call Taylor Orthodontics for a FREE initial examination, and we will be able to determine the best time for the treatment and outline the treatment plan, the expected treatment duration, and the cost for treatment.