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How Early Can You Get Braces?

Our team at Global Smiles Orthodontics believes that patients should have the opportunity to develop a healthy and beautiful smile. We see many parents at our practice who bring their children in as early as 7 years old to decide if they need early orthodontic treatment. Learn more about the process of determining if braces are required by setting up an appointment!

How young can you be to get Orthodontic work done?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that young children have their first Orthodontic check-up by age seven. This allows for the early detection and treatment of any potential problems with jaw growth or tooth eruption. Treatment for more complex issues may not be necessary until a child is older, but early diagnosis is beneficial in avoiding more serious future problems.

What is the earliest age for braces?

In general, most Orthodontic treatments are initiated between ages nine and 14, when all baby teeth have fallen out, and permanent teeth begin to come in.  Some patients can start braces earlier. That said, some adults may benefit from Orthodontic treatments as well. Our Orthodontic team at Global Smiles Orthodontics offers adult braces options tailored to fit the needs of mature patients. Ultimately, each patient’s situation is unique and requires an individualized assessment.

How early can you get braces?

The age at which braces can be applied depends on the severity of the problem and the patient’s overall health. A thorough examination and consultation with a qualified Orthodontist such as Dr. Edgar Mendieta is recommended before any decisions are made regarding braces treatment. Orthodontic treatments are most successful when they are applied while growth is still occurring, so it is essential to schedule regular check-ups with our team to determine if and when braces should be used. We also work closely with your primary dentist to provide information regarding the best age to start treatment.

Am I too old for braces?

You are never too old to improve your smile! Global Smiles Orthodontics is excited to offer services for both children and adults, ensuring a beautiful smile at any age. We encourage patients of all ages to call us at (614) 230-0374 to request a visit and evaluation at our facility, conveniently located at 3160 West Broad Street in Columbus, OH.

Dr. Edgar Mendieta

Dr. Edgar Mendieta

Dr. Edgar Mendieta, is a highly regarded orthodontist in Columbus, OH, currently holding the esteemed position of President at the Cleveland Society of Orthodontists. His academic journey began with earning his bachelor’s degree at UCLA, followed by comprehensive dental training at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. Dr. Mendieta gained experience practicing general dentistry before pursuing specialization in orthodontics through a distinguished program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Known for his passion for travel, he connects effortlessly with patients of all ages and backgrounds and is trusted for upholding the highest standards of patient care.