In most cases, the pre-teen and teenage years are the most ideal time for full (“comprehensive”) orthodontic treatment. At this age, the last permanent teeth are erupting and the jaws are still actively growing, which makes tooth movement faster and offers a window of opportunity to achieve the most ideal smile and bite. Although treatment time can vary depending on your treatment complexity, average comprehensive orthodontic treatment lasts approximately 1 ½ – 2 years.
Your child’s teenage years play an important role in their development. The positive impact that orthodontic treatment can have on their self-confidence during this time of life is profound and life-changing. There’s no better time to complete orthodontic treatment and set the stage for a lifetime of a beautiful, confident smile.