What is the best age to get braces?

August 21, 2023

Choosing the Optimal Age for Dental Braces: Dental Project Mexico Guide

Determining the ideal age for receiving dental braces in tijuana is a multifaceted decision that requires professional evaluation. Orthodontic treatment offers numerous advantages regardless of age, contributing to improved oral health, enhanced self-esteem, and preventive measures against future dental issues.


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Factors Influencing the Timing of Braces

  1. Orthodontist’s Evaluation:
  •    Orthodontic treatment commences with a thorough assessment by a specialist.
  •    Factors like dental problems’ severity, age, and lifestyle are weighed.
  1. Benefits of Braces at Any Age:
  • Enhanced oral health through alignment correction, reducing risks of decay and gum disease.
  • Boosted self-confidence resulting from a straighter smile.
  • Prevention of more serious dental problems by addressing alignment issues early.
  • Consultation with a qualified orthodontist is crucial.

Our Orthodontists’ Recommendations

  •    Recommends an orthodontic evaluation around age 7.
  •    Early evaluation aids in identifying potential issues and enables timely intervention.
  •    Early treatment can be more effective and cost-efficient.


Age-Specific Considerations

  1. Childhood Age Ranges:
  •  Primary dentition (ages 5-7) ideal for correcting cross-bites.
  • Secondary dentition (ages 11-13) or early mixed dentition (ages 6-10) suitable for addressing crowding.
  • Interceptive treatment prevents future complications.


  1. Adults and Orthodontic Treatment:
  •    Orthodontic treatment is effective at any age.
  •    Adults can benefit from corrective procedures, with patience in achieving results.
  •    Orthodontic treatment contributes to a healthier and more appealing smile.


  1. Parents’ Perspective:
  •    Optimal age is around 12 years, after permanent teeth eruption.
  •    Correction of overbites and other issues at this stage is more manageable.


  1. Patients’ Individuality:
  •  No universal answer for the best age for braces.
  •  AAO recommends an early evaluation, but adults also benefit.
  •  Factors influencing decision: emotional readiness, self-consciousness, and motivation.


Pros and Cons at Different Ages

  1. Waiting for All Adult Teeth:
  •   Advantage: Better insight for treatment planning.
  •   Disadvantage: Some issues may worsen with time.


  1. Younger Age Treatment:
  •    Advantage: Responsive bones, potential for quicker results.
  •   Disadvantage: Responsibility and hygiene concerns for children.


Financial Considerations

  •    Costs vary based on braces type and issue severity.
  •    Teens and young adults may have higher costs due to growing bones.
  •    Adults may incur lower expenses as growth is complete.


Guiding Factors for Parents

  •    Severity of dental condition influences timing.
  •    Monitoring the rate of teeth growth and change.
  •    Child’s overall health and any medical conditions.
  •    Family’s financial situation, considering treatment costs.




Selecting the best age for dental braces is a personalized decision guided by professional evaluation and various factors. Regardless of age, orthodontic treatment can lead to a healthier smile, increased self-esteem, and prevention of potential dental complications.

Collaborating with our skilled orthodontists ensures the optimal path for a lasting, confident smile is chosen. Contact us for a comprehensive assessment at Dental Project Mexico if you’re considering braces. We’re committed to your dental well-being and simplifying your journey to a beautiful smile.

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