Adolescent Treatment

Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. Children at this age are growing rapidly, and an orthodontist can usually take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and teeth correctly.  By 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.