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Teens

The most common time for orthodontic treatment is age 11 to 16.

Most, if not all of your permanent teeth are present in your mouth.

In other words, this gives you the full picture of the way your teeth are going to be for the rest of your life.

Any problems at this age seldom self-correct.

This is the time when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.

Motivation to wear braces is also easier, due to the fact that many friends will also have braces at this age.

If you can correct them at this age, orthodontic treatment can also take advantage of the growing teenagers,

growth spurts, to help shape the bite and teeth correctly.

Treatment at this age , allows alignment of the newly erupting teeth, to create a healthy smile that will last a lifetime.

One can  often see a boost in self-confidence associated with having a new healthy and beautiful smile.