Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps, and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.
This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because teenagers are less apprehensive than adults about the appearance of braces. Additionally, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
A family man with experience coaching youth sports, Dr. Kierl has a great rapport with teens- he knows that between grades, games, jobs and dates, teen patients have a lot on their minds. It’s a goal of Michael Kierl Orthodontics to ensure the treatment process for teen patients (and their parents) is as seamless and stress-free as possible, and also to re-enforce proper oral health habits they learned as children.
Contact our office for an initial FREE examination, and we will be able to determine the best time for the treatment and outline: the treatment plan, the treatment duration expected, and the approximate cost for the treatment.