The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children receive an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. Early interceptive treatment, referred to as Phase I, is performed before all of the permanent teeth have erupted—often between the ages of 7 and 10. Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment.
Teens typically start full orthodontic treatment between the ages of 12 and 16 once most of their permanent teeth have erupted. Full orthodontic treatment, referred to as Phase II if they received early treatment, will position all the permanent teeth to maximize their appearance and function.
Orthodontic treatment during adulthood can dramatically improve your personal appearance and confidence. Kids Care Dental & Orthodontics offers several treatment options for adults, including discrete and quick Invisalign Express.