When’s the Right Age for Braces?

Orthodontic Treatment for Children & Teens

According to the American Association of Orthodontics, children should have their first orthodontic exam no later than age seven. Our primary objective at this age is to preserve your child’s long-term health and prevent future issues.

We offer a free initial exam for your child so we’ll be able to set them up for a lifetime of healthy smiles.

The following symptoms could be an indication that your child requires orthodontic care:

  • Early or late loss of primary teeth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Mouth breathing
  • Crowded teeth
  • Jaw dysfunction (TMJ Disorder)
girl with braces pointing at smile

Braces for Teens

Your child will be eligible for braces once their permanent teeth have all grown in. The teenage years are a great time for orthodontic treatment because you can give your child a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime.

If your teen is self-conscious about wearing metal braces, we also feature Invisalign® Teen as a discreet and comfortable alternative.

Braces for Adults

You’re never too old to have a beautiful smile. At the Centre for Invisible Orthodontics, Dr. Grussmark and our team are happy to provide top-level care to adults of all ages.

The alignment of your teeth often shifts as you get older, so even if you had braces when you were younger, you can still benefit from orthodontic care as an adult. In addition to improving your oral health, repositioning your teeth and jaw can also enhance your facial appearance, making you look younger.

Visit the Centre for Invisible Orthodontics

During your consultation, Dr. Grussmark will conduct a thorough dental examination so we can design a treatment plan just for you. Your attractive new smile is closer than you think.

So why wait? Contact one of our three locations in the Miami area to schedule your free consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do braces work at any age?

Yes, braces can work at any age. As long as your teeth and gums are healthy, braces can move your teeth and improve your smile. There’s no upper age limit to braces.

Braces are generally recommended for teenagers because teeth move quicker when you’re younger. You can also avoid oral health issues and jaw alignment problems if your orthodontic issues are corrected earlier.

But thanks to new types of braces, including clear braces, it’s becoming more popular for adults to correct their smiles.

Do braces weaken teeth?

Most people’s teeth aren’t weakened by orthodontic treatment. Braces correct the alignment of your teeth and reduce your risk of oral health issues. After your smile has been corrected, your teeth will be easier to clean and you’ll be less likely to develop jaw problems.

It’s possible for your tooth roots to become weakened with orthodontic treatment. You can prevent potential tooth weakening by caring for your oral hygiene properly during the tie you have braces.

Stephen Grussmark