The majority of our patients are adolescents, typically starting treatment between the ages of 11 and 15. By age 11 or 12, most children have lost most or all of their baby teeth.
Crooked teeth and bad bites rarely correct on their own and starting treatment during the adolescent years seems to work best for most people. At this age, patients are generally quite cooperative and excited about getting braces. Since many friends may also be getting braces at this time, adolescent patients feel they “fit in” and have a shared experience.
Adolescent treatment also gives us the advantage of using the available rapid growth that typically occurs at this time. This makes possible certain orthopedic changes to the shape and size of the jaws and may help us to achieve a more successful outcome.
Special at Kemnitz Orthodontics:
All of our full braces patients receive a FREE Oral B Electric Power Brush and accessories ($200 Value)