It is recommended by the Australian Society of Orthodontists that children have an orthodontic examination by the age of seven when the adult front teeth have erupted.
Orthodontics for teens usually commences when all of the baby teeth have fallen out. For girls this is often around the age of eleven and for boys a year or two later. Tooth loss can be delayed or early so remember this is only a guide and if you are not sure, see us now.
Orthodontics for adults is the most rapidly growing area in modern orthodontic practice. With the advancement of aesthetic appliances and the recognition that any age group can be treated, it is common to see adults seeking and having treatments to improve their smiles.