Orthodontics or the practice of straightening teeth, has come a long way in the recent past. Research has revealed that by fixing problems in early age the need for braces is lessened.
One of the most noticeable benefits of orthodontic treatment is beautiful straight smile. Orthodontic treatment can also improve the facial appearance for a stunning straight smile contributing to your confidence and self image .
Orthodontic treatment may be undertaken at any age. However the age will impact the cost, complexity, type and duration of treatment.Orthodontics has come a long way in the recent past. Treatment modalities are now discussed as young as age 5 instead of waiting for all the adult teeth to come in!
There are generally four stages to Orthodontic Treatment
- Early Examination at around 7 to 8 years of age
- Early treatment at 7 to 11 years of age
- Adolescent treatment at 12 to 19 years of age
- Adult treatment at age 20 and above