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What Is The Age To Get Braces?

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It's not always exactly clear when a child should get braces, however, it’s best to at least be examined around age seven. As permanent teeth erupt, dentists and orthodontists can carefully monitor the progress and potential problems that may arise as the dentition develops. Dental professionals are looking for serious issues that are unlikely to correct themselves on their own before recommending an age for braces.

Typical Patterns

It's clear that there are certain patterns when it comes to how to erupt and exfoliate. Girls will generally get their permanent teeth sooner than boy. By age 13, they should have their second molars in. There are many variations amongst individual’s tooth size, shape, and position. The age a child receives braces is dependent on their unique developmental pattern.

Cause for Concern

Severely crowded teeth contribute to tooth decay. Malocclusion can lead to fractured teeth and even TMJ pain. Impacted teeth can cause disruption in the normal eruption pattern of neighboring teeth. Due to the spectrum of symptoms a misaligned bite can cause, the age at which a child receives orthodontic intervention is dependent upon their specific case.

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Age-Sensitive Treatments

The right age for braces may have limits set by the natural development of a child or adolescent. There are certain types of headgear that can only be used on a growing patient, while there are other appliances that can only be used before the palate fuses together. In certain cases, a palate can set by the age of 14, so it's important for parents to consult with their dentist about swiftly moving to correct the problem.

Finding the Answers

For most parents, there is no reason to push up the age for braces. Most kids will have relatively normal growth until their teeth have fully come in. At that point, a dentist can recommend the best course of treatment as to how to straighten and fix any lingering problems. Talking to a dentist sooner rather than later is the best way to get a good handle on early dental health for your child.

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