Phase II / Adolescent Treatment

phaseIIBetween the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons.  By age 12, most, if not all, of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be identified. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment for their children.

This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because many of the negative associations with braces are not yet present.  Many children in this age group receive orthodontic treatment, and kids are often willing to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them too and want to fit in.

Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age are growing fast, and orthodontists can typically take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and teeth correctly. Children at this age also have a high metabolism, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce discomfort.

3200 N. O'Connor Rd.
Irving, TX 75062
Phone: 972.257.3200
Fax: 972.252.1324

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