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What Age is Best for Braces?

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There are many times in your life when you might decide to invest in braces. Though many of us associate with them adolescence, it should be kept in mind that braces should be avoided during growth stage as the jaw growth during this period may disturb the corrected teeth positioning leading to malocclusion.

When is the best age for you to have braces?

Adolescence

Many of us do associate teeth braces with adolescence because it is the age where the vast majority of people get them. Most of us will have a referral to the orthodontist in our teenage years and we will have to have some course of braces, whether it is just a retainer or something much longer and more in-depth.

Adolescence is a good age for those with braces for a number of reasons. Most of your adult teeth – with the exception of wisdom teeth – will have grown in by the time you reach adolescence. However, you are still growing. How do braces work? Many of them actually train your jaw at the same time as training your teeth. Therefore, for adolescents, they can be a great option as they are working for the future and not just in the moment.

This is, by far, the most common age to get braces, but it is not the only one that you could choose. Depending on your circumstances, you might decide to get braces at one of the following ages.

Adulthood

More and more people are choosing to get adult braces. Some of them might have had braces in their younger years, and others might be getting them for the first time. No matter which it is, there are several reasons why getting braces as an adult might be a good idea.

If you have had braces previously, it might be to correct an issue that has arisen since then. Your teeth might have moved and need correcting back to their fixed positions. You could also have to choose braces to prepare yourself for further dental treatments that you might be having. Of course, you could also choose to have an adult brace to correct something that you did not have done when you were younger.

Due to the cost of braces in the UK – especially when done privately – many like to wait until adulthood to be able to get their braces. Likewise, choosing invisible braces and other solutions might be a better choice for adults who wish to discretely alter their teeth in some way. There are so

If you are thinking about investing in adult braces, you might even already know someone who has had them. Having a quick conversation with them could give you a clearer idea about what to expect.

When is Best?

So, when should you get braces? Growth period is very important when going for orthodontic treatment, because during this period jaw grows, and with the growth positioning of the teeth change as well. So, a person should go for braces when her/his growth period has ended. Speak with your orthodontist if you are considering braces either for yourself or for one of your children. They will be able to tell you more about some of the options that are open to you.

 

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