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What Is the Best Age to Get Braces?

What age is best to get braces?

One of the most common questions that orthodontists get is regarding braces and the perfect age to consider them. The answer isn’t exactly straightforward. There isn’t a perfect age for braces, and just like every child, every situation is different. There are some signs and milestones to look for when you are considering braces either for yourself or your child. Here are a few ways that orthodontists determine the best age to get braces.

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Athletics and Braces

Are you looking forward to a Spring and Summer full of sports and outdoor activities? There are endless ways for adults, teens, and children to get moving during the warmer weather. Whether you’re involved in professional or recreational activities, you may be wondering how your braces will fit into your seasonal plans.

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Tips for Teens with Braces for a Better Experience

If you are a teen that has braces now or have been told by your dentist that you could benefit from orthodontic treatment, you are not alone. According to the American Association of Orthodontics, teenagers between the ages of 12 and 17 make up more than half of the two-million orthodontic cases in the U.S. each year. Even though braces are somewhat of a routine right of passage to adolescent health, it’s common to have some mild discomfort while you adjust to life with braces.

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Difference Between Lingual braces vs. Traditional Braces

Braces aren’t just an investment for the health of your teeth; they are an investment in the way that you look and feel for a lifetime. Your smile is one of the first features that other people see. Is your smile making the right impression? At Top Nova Orthodontics, we want all of our patients to have beautiful, healthy smiles that will make them feel confident. Why? We are attracted to beautiful smiles. Studies reveal that those with straighter and more beautiful smiles are viewed as more trustworthy, attractive, successful, and confident.

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