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What Is a Good Age to Start Orthodontic Treatment?

October 31, 2022 5:07 pm

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends scheduling a child’s first orthodontic visit by age seven. Treatment, however, may or may not commence at this age. While earlier orthodontic evaluation and treatment can help guide proper jaw development and prevent additional misalignment problems, it’s never too late to get orthodontic treatment if you are an adult! You’ve likely seen people of many ages wearing braces or clear aligners.

Your First Orthodontic Visit

If your child is past age seven or you’re looking at orthodontic treatments for yourself, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team. A visit with Dr. Meason can help you determine the right timing and treatment plan to address your misalignment or your child’s misalignment.

Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment can help patients achieve a beautiful, straight smile. Besides boosting appearance, treatment can also benefit your oral health and overall well-being! Benefits of orthodontic treatment include:

  • Easier brushing and flossing, and decreased risk of dental disease
  • Improved speech
  • Teeth grinding prevention
  • Bite correction and improved ease of eating
  • Sinus relief
  • Improved confidence

Types of Orthodontic Treatment

The amount of time orthodontic treatment will take will vary based on the condition of your teeth and gums and the treatment you choose. There are several orthodontic treatment options.

At Meason Orthodontics, our orthodontic treatments include metal and ceramic braces and two types of clear aligners. During your consultation, we will evaluate your misalignment and recommend the right treatment for your needs. We will also discuss estimated treatment costs.

Orthodontics in Weatherford, TX

Do you have other questions about orthodontic treatment? Please visit our FAQ page or contact us to schedule your first orthodontic visit at Meason Orthodontics in Weatherford, TX! We provide treatment for a wide range of ages, from children and teens to adults and seniors.


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