Treatments by Age
Children are recommended to have an orthodontic assessment around the age of 6-7 years. This is an ideal time to be able to determine potential dental problems, since it is around this time that molars become permanent and a relationship between teeth and jaw can be made.
Orthodontic treatment for teens is the most common practice. It is around the age of 11-13 years that tooth and jaw formation become permanent. A variety of options are available to assist with comfort and discretion, such as Invisalign.
Don’t worry, it is not too late. Recently, the practice of Orthodontics for adults has become an ever more growing service. Options such as Lingual braces, that allow for virtually invisible treatment have become a growing alternative method.