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The Best Age and Stage for Braces

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While it’s usually teens and tweens wearing braces, treatment typically starts at a much younger age. Discover when your child may benefit most from braces.

The Initial Evaluation for Braces

Teens are typically seen with braces, so it may surprise you to learn that treatment often begins in childhood. In fact, experts advise that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the time they are seven years old. These evaluations are performed by dental specialists called orthodontists, who have advanced training in the straightening and alignment of teeth. Your child’s case and circumstances will determine the need and the time for treatment. To find the best orthodontist in Sarasota, ask your child’s dentist for recommendations that fit your needs.

The Best Age to Visit an Orthodontist

A child’s first orthodontic evaluation is advised when they’re very young, but are traditionally fitted with dental appliances from the ages of eight to 14. These traditional orthodontists want the child to lose their baby teeth and let permanent teeth come in.

The Phases of Treatment

While the traditional timing is trusted by many, a growing number of orthodontists recommend an interceptive approach. This calls for using dental appliances at a much earlier age. The first phase of treatment occurs while the child still has their baby teeth. Then, the second phase begins once the permanent teeth have come in. Many of the best orthodontists believe that starting at such an early age can lessen the time that braces are needed by guiding the growth of teeth. Yet others who opt for traditional timing think it extends total treatment. But since the course of care depends on the case, let your child’s orthodontist determine the best time for treatment.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Sarasota, call Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota today at (941) 306-1818 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Sarasota. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Sarasota.

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