What is the Best Age for Braces?

While we offer teeth straightening treatments to patients of all ages, one question we are often asked by parents of teenagers and adults looking to improve the appearance of their teeth is what is the best age to invest in braces? There are many different factors to consider when it comes to choosing to get invisible braces in Manchester. Today we’re going to discover the key things to keep in mind when working with our team and deciding when your child or teenager should get braces. Learn more about our services here or contact us today to discuss the options we have on offer.

What Is The Best Age For Getting Braces?

When discussing the best age for braces, the age that is usually recommended for braces is between 10 and 14 years old. The reason for this timing is that preteens and younger teenagers usually have all of their adult teeth in the correct place by this time, making it an effective time to invest in braces. Of course, this age will vary based on the exact timing of your teeth coming through, so it may be at the later end of this timeframe for some patients. Once the adult teeth are in place, we like to use braces at this item as the soft jawbone in adolescents means working with a Smilelign dentist can be easier than waiting too long for braces. That being said, it’s never too late to start working with a Smilelign dentist in Manchester. If you are wondering what age is best for braces, and you think you’ve left it too late, that’s not the case at all. One of the great things about invisible braces is that they are much less invasive than traditional metal braces, which is why Smilelign dentists work with so many adults who regret that they didn’t get braces when they were younger. As an adult, you might find yourself in a better position financially to make this investment in your health and appearance, and we’ll be here to support you in perfecting your smile.

Your Initial Consultation for Braces

For us to properly be able to answer the question of what is the best age for braces, you’ll need to book an initial consultation with our team. We’ll look at the current positioning of your teeth and in younger patients, we’ll check that all the teeth have pushed through so that we can work with you to correct their positioning. If we think you need to wait a little longer, we’ll simply tell you to come back in six to twelve months’ time. At that point, we can reassess the current condition of your teeth and then work with you to get the positioning corrected and boost your confidence. As an adult, you’ll likely be able to start your treatment straight away. We’ll just talk to you about any dental concerns you have, as sometimes we recommend other treatments before braces if we have major concerns about the overall health of your teeth. As well as offering you support with the aesthetic appearance of your teeth, the hygiene and condition of your teeth is very important to us, and we’ll work to ensure everything is healthy so that your teeth end up looking their best after all of our work is done.

The Timeline for Braces

Another common question we are asked when it comes to investing in braces is how long this treatment will take to work and give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of. This is another question that is difficult to answer without meeting you first, but in most cases, we usually need about six months of treatment to straighten your teeth. Some patients with less severe issues will only need four months of braces, whereas others may need up to a year. It all depends on the severity of the issues you have and how long we think we’ll need to get your smile to where you want it to be. During your treatment time, we’ll invite you back for regular check-ups to check on the progress of your braces. We’ll also be able to suggest other treatments that can work alongside the braces to make your teeth more aesthetically pleasing and boost your confidence. Our aim is to help you look and feel your best so that you have a smile you are proud of in the future. Are you considering braces for yourself or your child? If so, contact us today to discuss the services we offer and whether now is the right time for you to invest in braces. We’ll be happy to set up an initial consultation and check if your teeth are at a place where braces will be able to fix the concerns you have.