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What is a Good Age to Get Braces?

Are you wondering, “What is a good age to get braces?” The answer is any age between around age eight and up through adulthood. Notably, the first screening by an orthodontist is recommended by age seven. 

Between age eight and 14, kids have lost most of their baby teeth. Then, braces can guide the permanent teeth into their ideal positions. 

From age seven, interceptive treatment can help reduce the time needed for braces.

Braces Create Perfect Smiles at Almost Any Age

Today, more adults than ever are pursuing orthodontic treatment. Part of the reason is that modern braces are better than ever. Thus, you can enjoy faster, more comfortable, efficient treatment. Even better, modern braces are far more discreet, with clear ceramic options.

Many times, dental insurance may cover some portion of the cost for braces. Even without insurance, treatment is affordable at H2O Orthodontics. Our mission is to provide affordable, high-quality treatment that fits your budget. Thus, we offer 0% financing with payments as low as $199 a month.

Even if you’ve put off care for years, it’s often possible to get a perfect smile with braces or Invisalign. In some cases, existing health issues may need to be treated first, such as gum disease. If you continue to delay, oral health problems can worsen over time.

Orthodontic Treatment Improves Health

With braces or Invisalign, you can avoid potentially serious oral health concerns, such as:

  • Gum disease ane related problems
  • Tooth decay and loss
  • Resulting bone loss
  • Prematurely-aged appearance
  • Painful bite and difficulty chewing
  • Jaw pain and TMJ symptoms
  • Speech impediments

After treatment, you will be proud of your stunning smile. Thus, we often see big changes in confidence and self-esteem. Along with more smiles, research shows smiles can lead to more happiness, productivity, and even personal success.

Braces Can Transform All Kinds of Smiles

Today, braces can get phenomenal results for all kinds of smiles. Often, people have an overbite, but braces can transform other malocclusions like:

  • Underbites
  • Crossbites
  • Open bites
  • Crowding and spacing issues
  • Protruding teeth
  • And more

See more about the many problems that braces can correct here.

If you’re wondering if your smile can be perfect, please check out our Gallery of smiles. As you’ll see, even the most severe problems can end in a beautifully perfect smile. 

No matter what your age, you deserve to have the best smile possible. Not only can you improve your health, but enjoy more confidence in your appearance.


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Get Started From Home

Today, it’s easy to find out if you’re a candidate for braces or Invisalign from home. Take a free virtual consultation, and you don’t even have to leave the house.

Find out what treatment may work for you, how long it will take, and about affordable payment plans. See more about virtual assessments here.

Get started with your free virtual consultation here. 

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