Adolescence is the most customary time for orthodontic care, and for good reason.
At the approach of adolescence, most of the adult teeth have come in, the crowded teeth, the gaps and malocclusions (malposition of teeth, jaw relationship and bad bite…) are easily observed. This is the time the majority of patients and parents choose to start an orthodontic correction. The positive influence of friends, classmates and peers at this age greatly facilitates and enhances the process and experience.
Advantages of growth
The pubertal growth spurt in teenagers plays a significant role in certain treatments. The orthodontist may take advantage of this growth spurt to harmonize the jaw relationship, and the bite of your teeth. It is commonly the most indicated time for comprehensive orthodontic care.