Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment – and for good reason. By age 12, most, if not all, permanent teeth have erupted and are in place and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can be easily 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 negative association with braces is not present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment and are able to be convinced to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them and they want to fit in. Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment. Call us on (02) 8426 9000 for an initial consultation and we will determine the best time for treatment, outlining the treatment plan, the treatment duration and the approximate cost for the treatment.