Do you have concerns about how your child’s teeth are growing? You might be wondering why straight teeth are so important, and the answer is that it’s more challenging to brush your teeth and floss when teeth are not aligned properly. This can lead to many infections and uncomfortable issues in the future; that’s why dental offices like Total Dental Health Solutions offer services for braces when you decide it’s time to start the process. You might be wondering what the best age to get braces is; most orthodontists agree that the ages of 10 -14 years old are a good range to start the process once all your child’s adult teeth have grown in.
The reason for the younger age range is because braces shift teeth and adjust the bite, and a child’s jaw hasn’t finished growing, which is another major factor. Any changes to the teeth and bite are much easier when the jaw hasn’t finished developing. Although you may not have to worry about braces until your child is 10-14 years old, you should get an orthodontic assessment when your child is about seven years old.
If you want a definitive answer on when your child is ready for braces, your dentist and orthodontist can give you the go-ahead. However, if you’re an adult also looking to get braces, then it is also completely possible to undergo the process.
Contact Total Dental Health Solutions to book your appointment.