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At What Age Do I Get Braces for My Child?


Posted on 2/7/2022 by Dr. James A. Krippaehne
At What Age Do I Get Braces for My Child?Children experience a lot of changes in their bodies, and as a parent, you should pay close attention to your child's development. Dental issues are among the many problems that affect children, and many of them end up with untreated dental caries as they grow up. This should tell you that you need to find ways to improve your child's dental health to give them the best smile. But at what age should you get braces for your child? This is one of the most common questions parents ask at our clinic. Read on to find out the answer.

The Right Age for Kids to Get Braces


The issue of children and braces is a popular one among many parents. This is because parents are concerned about the dental health of their kids. The only problem is that they are unsure when to begin orthodontic treatment. Many kids get braces when they are 9 to 14 years old. Even though that is the case, it is wise to observe your child's growth to know if it is the right time to get them braces.

How to Know Your Child Needs Braces


When the adult teeth begin to erupt after the first teeth have fallen off, you will realize some teeth are not growing the way they are supposed to. This can cause you to panic, but in most cases, they usually align themselves as your child's mouth, and body grows. So there is no need to worry. However, when you notice they are not aligning themselves and probably protruding out, it is wise to get your child braces to straighten their teeth.

Get Early Orthodontic Treatment


If your child has some dental misalignment, there is no need to wait. You can visit us at our offices to get the best advice on what you should do. We will help you determine whether it's the right time for your kid to get braces or not.
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