What is the Youngest Age to Get Braces?
This all depends on the problem. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children come to see the orthodontist specialist starting at age 7. This absolutely doesn’t mean that your child must have braces this early. For children it is best to postpone treatment until most or all of the adults teeth have arrived. In some cases however, early intervention is a must. For example, a child would need early treatment in cases of thumb-sucking or bite issues such as crossbites. Usually this early treatment does not last long. This early treatment is done to ensure proper growth and development of your child’s jaws and teeth. Once all of the adult teeth have erupted, then your child can have comprehensive orthodontic treatment to solve any other remaining problems. This comprehensive treatment lasts from 12-34 months.