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What is a good age for a child to get her orthodontic braces?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: AAO guidelines
Say see your orthodontist by age 7.
That's not to say we put braces on all or even most 7 year olds, but its good to start discussing with an orthodontist and planning for the futurew. When to start? Again, work with your orthodontist (and your kiddo-- they need to also be emotionally ready) to determine what is "best".

In brief: AAO guidelines
Say see your orthodontist by age 7.
That's not to say we put braces on all or even most 7 year olds, but its good to start discussing with an orthodontist and planning for the futurew. When to start? Again, work with your orthodontist (and your kiddo-- they need to also be emotionally ready) to determine what is "best".
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Braces
Thete is not a set age for kids to get braces because everyone is different.
Considerations are made in regards to jaw bone growth and adult tooth development. There are optimal times of growth for boys and girls. It's recommended by age 7 to get an orthodontic exam. Best to consult with an orthodontist to determine your child's appropriate time.

In brief: Braces
Thete is not a set age for kids to get braces because everyone is different.
Considerations are made in regards to jaw bone growth and adult tooth development. There are optimal times of growth for boys and girls. It's recommended by age 7 to get an orthodontic exam. Best to consult with an orthodontist to determine your child's appropriate time.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on problem
1st ortho exam age 7.
Sometimes early interceptive rx (phase i) can reduce severity of malocclusion. Most girls are ready for braces about age 11, boys at 12. Depends on growth and development. Should start just before the last of the baby molars are lost to have the greatest amount of space available for correction. Some problems are not treatable until all growth has ceased, about age 21.

In brief: Depends on problem
1st ortho exam age 7.
Sometimes early interceptive rx (phase i) can reduce severity of malocclusion. Most girls are ready for braces about age 11, boys at 12. Depends on growth and development. Should start just before the last of the baby molars are lost to have the greatest amount of space available for correction. Some problems are not treatable until all growth has ceased, about age 21.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
It is best to get an opinion of future orthodontic needs for your child with a licensed orthodontic specialist around age 7-8 although this does not imply that is the appropriate age for treatment.
The vast majority of patients will begin comprehensive orthodontic treatment after the age of 11.

In brief: Depends
It is best to get an opinion of future orthodontic needs for your child with a licensed orthodontic specialist around age 7-8 although this does not imply that is the appropriate age for treatment.
The vast majority of patients will begin comprehensive orthodontic treatment after the age of 11.
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
Dr. S. Jay Bowman
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Dr. Gary Chapman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Evaluation by age 7
The american association of orthodontists recommends an initial appointment by age 7.
Your orthodontist will determine your child's needs from there.

In brief: Evaluation by age 7
The american association of orthodontists recommends an initial appointment by age 7.
Your orthodontist will determine your child's needs from there.
Dr. Gary Chapman
Dr. Gary Chapman
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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: It depends
The best age for a child to be orthodontically treated depends on a wide variety of factors.
Generally there are two phases of orthodontic treatment. The first phase is done at a younger age and is designed to prevent more difficult problems later on. The second phase, usually done after all permanent teeth have erupted, is when all the braces are put on and worn for usually 18-24 months or so.

In brief: It depends
The best age for a child to be orthodontically treated depends on a wide variety of factors.
Generally there are two phases of orthodontic treatment. The first phase is done at a younger age and is designed to prevent more difficult problems later on. The second phase, usually done after all permanent teeth have erupted, is when all the braces are put on and worn for usually 18-24 months or so.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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