The age between 11 to 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment. By the age of 12, the majority of the permanent teeth have already erupted. At this age, crooked teeth, bad bites, and gaps can be easily identified. These problems do not correct themselves and this is when most parents decide to opt for an orthodontic treatment for their children.
It is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because the negative associations of braces are not present. Most children, at this age, undergo orthodontic treatments. Also, it is easier to convince them to get braces as they see their most of the friends wearing them too.
In addition to the advantages of fitting in with friends, kids at this age are growing fast, and the orthodontists can take benefit of these growth spurts to shape their bite and teeth correctly. Moreover, children at this age have high metabolisms that also help to shorten overall treatment time and to reduce the discomfort.