3. Is the person early or late in the tooth and jaw growth process? Some kids are ready to start their braces because they have lots of crowding and they’ve lost most or even all of their baby teeth. Some fourteen-year-olds still have baby teeth and waiting can make good sense. We base our treatment on the oral development stage of each individual.
We want you to get a great smile with orthodontic treatment as quickly as possible. That’s why we love to see you at a younger age so we can see what’s going on with your teeth and watch to see how things develop. It helps in the planning for the best timing.
So when’s the best time for braces? It depends on you and your teeth. Our goal is to plan with you and your family for the timing of braces that makes the most sense for you and your situation.