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What Age Should My Child Get Braces?

If you have kids, there’s a good chance that at least one of them will end up needing braces. Braces have been around for hundreds of years in one form or another. They can straighten your child’s teeth and fix several dental issues including

  • Crooked teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Overcrowded teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Malocclusion (a difference in the sizes of the top and bottom jaws)

Your kid’s dentist will likely be the first one to notice any problems and will send them to an orthodontist who can determine if they need braces. It’s a good idea to take your children in for an orthodontic evaluation around the age of seven years old.

Treatment with braces can begin once a child has lost most of their baby teeth and most of their permanent adult teeth have grown in. This means the ideal time for a child to get braces is between eight and 14 years old. Some kids can start wearing braces at the age of six, so check with your dentist because each individual case is different.

To schedule an appointment to find out if your child needs braces, call Orthodontic Associates of Port Huron today at 810-985-9567.

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