Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for adolescent orthodontics, and for good reasons. By 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.
As orthodontia is most commonly associated with adolescence, teenagers may be less apprehensive about the appearance of wearing braces than adults. Braces at Benko Orthodontics come in a variety of colors and materials our teen patients show off with style. Additionally, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
Contact Benko Orthodontics for an initial FREE examination, and we will be able to determine the best time for the treatment and outline: the treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the approximate cost for the treatment.