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When to Start Orthodontic Treatments

Determining your treatment time depends on your malocclusion.

Before the age of 8
It’s important to have an orthodontic checkup before the age of 8. This will allow your orthodontist to determine the best time to begin treatment, if a problem is detected.

Between the ages of 8 and 11
Starting treatment during the time when the jaws are growing is important if they are misaligned, or if a bite is too big or too small.

Between the ages of 11 and 13
The best time to start treatment if adult teeth are not properly aligned when they come in.