There is never a wrong age for orthodontics. Over 30% of our patients are adults. We stress non-extraction orthodontics to achieve beautiful, full smiles. Many orthodontic practices will offer an approach that requires removal of one or more teeth, but we strongly believe it should be the last approach and only when necessary.
When possible, a child should have the first orthodontic exam as early as age 7 and, ideally, before the age of 9. Early diagnosis and treatment by a specialist can help guide facial growth and tooth eruption, and prevent more serious problems from developing. Our goal is to reduce treatment time in full braces and to provide the best and most stable results possible.