When do you or your children get braces?
The number one question, is when do we start. Well our orthodontist Dr. Angelakis, typically is not a believer in phase one braces, she just doesn’t believe you should have to pay twice for a service she has seen work for many years in one. Also, she believes that putting a child through four years of braces is just not fair! Well surprisingly today kids love braces and think they are so cool, but still two years of love and coolness for something in your mouth is plenty! Having said all of that, sometimes phase one is inevitable and must be done.
Phase One Braces
The phase one stage can start around the age of eight and really only has to be done if imperative for future growth or if something is simply not right.
Phase Two Braces
This is where finalization and the smile that your child will carry for the rest of their life comes into play. Phase two braces can begin between the ages of 11 to 13 but can be successful at almost any age if you are a viable candidate for tooth movement – think 104 years old, probably not interested but could! Adults can successfully experience straighter teeth with any of our options for teeth straightening in as little as 8 months with some of our advance straightening techniques.