Metal braces are the most versatile and effective way to treat most children and teens, and are particularly well-suited to complex cases that may require the use of other treatments like palate expanders
Usually, braces are recommended for kids between the ages of 12-14. Around this time, all of their baby teeth should have been replaced with adult teeth, but their jaws and their mouth are still growing. This means it’s much easier to use braces to align the teeth and jaws properly.
Braces are usually worn for between 18-24 months, but this depends on your child’s unique orthodontic needs. Some kids and teens may need to wear braces for up to 3 years.