What Is the Best Age to Get Braces for Your Kids?

Article by Remarkable Smiles

If you have kids of your own, you might worry about dental problems they may develop due to their jaw or teeth growing wrongly. Your children may need to become part of the statistics of people who require braces or other orthodontic treatment.

Get Your Kids Started As Soon As Possible

A doctor must keep an eye on your kids as they become older to make sure everything is developing typically. You probably start taking your kids to the doctor early on for annual checks for their general health.

Their oral health needs to follow the same logic. By the time they are 7 years old, we advise you to take your children to the dentist and/or an orthodontist. This is because they begin to erupt their permanent adult teeth at around age 6 or 7.

What Is The Best Age To Get Braces?

The youngster themselves will determine the ideal age for braces. Because everyone develops at a different rate, some kids will reach puberty earlier and more quickly than others.

However, a typical guideline states that your children should consider having braces between the ages of 9 and 14. This typically occurs before kids reach puberty. If they have already experienced it, it will be more challenging to realign their jaw and/or teeth because they are already positioned in their post-puberty positions.

Dr. Mark Rashidi and his staff at Remarkable Smiles are ready to help your children through their orthodontic journey. He is an Orthodontist in Laguna Hills, serving surrounding cities, including Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, and Irvine. Dr. Mark is highly experienced in all braces, including Invisalign, traditional metal braces, and ceramic braces.