There is no age limit for orthodontic treatment however the earliest start the better.
We recommend that children should have an orthodontic opinion at around the age of 8. Your orthodontist can detect many developing problems at this age. Occasionally treatment is necessary before the eruption of all permanent teeth in order to prevent potential problems, or to avoid the need for – or at least simplify – future treatment.
This does not mean that all children need treatment at this age, but it does allow your orthodontist to determine whether your child could benefit from early intervention.
Although most patients start brace treatment when most or all of their deciduous or milk teeth have been shed. This happens typically at around the age of 12, but there is quite a lot of variation amongst individuals. However orthodontic treatment is not only limited to children and adolescents, and about a quarter of our patients are adults.
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