By the time children reach the age of 12, the majority of their permanent teeth should be in place. In fact, many children at this age will have all their permanent teeth except their final molars. This means that any problems present are abundantly clear and the doctor can tell exactly what forms of treatment are required.
Another reason this is a good age for treatment is that many children have braces at this age. This makes the experience more like a rite of passage and teens tend to be less self-conscious about wearing them. They can also share their experiences with others going through the same things.
Due to growth and high metabolisms, this is an age where treatment tends to go quite quickly. This means treatment is also cheaper than at other stages of life. To find out if your teen needs treatment, schedule a free consultation today.