Parents often ask themselves, “When is the best time for my child to get braces?” Orthodontic treatment starts at different ages, depending on each child’s needs. No two sets of teeth are ever the same, so never consider a specific age the time for kids to get braces. Orthodontic treatment for kids and teens is a good option, and should be considered for most kids and teens.
At Milestone Orthodontics in Bloomfield NJ, adolescent braces are seen to be highly effective in reducing the risks of dental problems later in life. When kids and teens get braces, they are less likely to need tooth removal in the future. Early orthodontic treatment can also create facial symmetry and create room for crowded, erupting teeth. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, kids should be evaluated at around the age of seven to see if orthodontic treatment is needed, but seven is not the age for every child. If you have a child or teen in Bloomfield that you think would benefit from braces, Milestone Orthodontics would be glad to evaluate him or her. Please contact 973.325.1777 (West Orange office) or 201.845.8411 (Paramus office) to schedule an appointment.