Previously orthodontic treatment was carried out on children in their teenage years.
Today, however, many children start orthodontic treatment at a much younger age.
There are also large numbers of adults receiving orthodontic treatment.
At what age do you consider braces?
Traditional “train-track” braces are fitted to a child’s adult teeth and are used to move, realign and/or rotate a tooth or teeth into the correct position.
This is why you'll usually see children 10 years and older wearing these types of braces.
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However, crowded/crooked/skew adult teeth usually manifest because of a space shortage and/or a problem with jaw growth and/or jaw relationships.
This can usually be identified in young children, even before many of their adult teeth start coming through.