The Best Age For Braces

So what is the perfect age for braces or orthodontics exactly?

One of the most common questions we get asked as a practice is “what is the perfect age for braces”. The real answer is that there is no best age for braces. Every child or youth is different and therefore there is no one size fits all answer to this question. The pace of oral development differs individual to individual.

However, as a general rule, see us when they are 7 years old. By this time the first permanent teeth will have come through and we can get a pretty good idea as to what will need to be done during your orthodontic treatment program with us.

Free Monitoring Program Through Bachmann

We will also put in place a free, regular oral development monitoring program for your child that will run right up until they start their program to ensure we start their treatment at the best time possible. We have many years of experience & training in assessing a child’s pace of oral development. As such, it is usually immediately obvious to us what level of treatment will be required, if teeth will need to be removed for any reason and more.

When we assess a child or young adult, we always consider what their teeth are likely to do in between the time we first see them and when their treatment is likely to begin. We then can more accurately estimate the best age for braces in their specific case. We always tailor our orthodontic treatment programs to each individual and their needs.

Here to Help

If you have any concerns about the development of your children’s teeth, please contact us at Bachmann Orthodontics and we’ll be happy to book in a free initial assessment consultation at a time convenient for you.