Comprehensive Treatment for Adolescents
For most cases we recommend monitoring growth and development starting at age 7 once every 12 months until treatment is ready to commence. If early intervention (phase I) is not needed, treatment can be started around the growth spurt. This is usually when all of the permanent teeth are in or right before the last baby teeth are lost and occurs between the ages of 11 and 13.
This is the optimum time to use the growth spurt with braces to aid in the alignment of not only just the teeth but also improve the facial profile. Treatment time averages between 18 and 30 months but treatment can vary and the doctor can give you a better prediction at the complimentary screening.