Is it the right time to Get Braces?

April 20

Kids can need braces for several reasons, including overlapping, crooked or overcrowded teeth, or a ‘malocclusion’ (commonly known as bad bite). Malocclusion is when there’s a discrepancy in the arrangement or alignment of the upper and lower teeth or a discrepancy in the growth of the upper and lower jaws.


Braces correct these issue over a period & this treatment is to be done and monitored by an Orthodontist.

Braces for Kids: The most common or ideal age for a Kid to dawn braces is between 10 and 14 years of age. This is the ideal age as kids lose most of their milk teeth by then. Since teens and preteens are still growing, their teeth are more responsive to intensive manipulation and realignment.

How long does the treatment last?
Most people or kids wear braces for a duration of 18-24 months. Starting out early for your kid is always advisable as it could prevent larger dental problems later in life.

There are certain factors that determine the duration of your kids’ braces:

a) Severity of your kid’s malocclusion

  1. b) Age
  2. c) Commitment towards treatment


Severity of your kid’s malocclusion: There is a direct relation between the severity of malocclusion and the duration of treatment. Greater the severity, longer is the duration of treatment.

Age: Braces can be put during childhood, teenage or even adulthood. As stated earlier, it is advisable to put on braces during an early stage of life. It can help your child avoid complicated problems in the future. Also, younger the age, faster is the movement of teeth.


Commitment towards treatment: The treatment naturally tends to get over faster when your kid visits his dentist regularly for his orthodontic appointments, as well as routine dental checkups and follows all oral hygiene and dietary instructions sincerely.


At The Dental Spa, we bring about alignment of teeth with the help of tooth-colored braces and aligners.

Aligners are a series of virtually invisible, removable trays that are to be worn sequentially.

Visit us to know more about Aligners.

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