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“What age is best for braces? My son is 13 but I have been told his teeth will probably move again anyway so is there a recommended age? Have any other mums heard this?” Any thoughts as to the right age for braces?

Posted by Allie, 22/04/13

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  • My ten year old has a plate, but probably won’t be given braces till he’s about 13. My 12 year old is about to get braces.


  • Usually at age 12 or 13, but it depends on what your dentist thinks.


  • yeah that seems like the right age


  • Speak to the dentist. They would be able to tell you how developed your son’s mouth is.


  • how did you go, what did the dentist recommend?


  • you should ask the dentist


  • Your family dentist would be the best one to advise. I was 13 when I had mine and only had to have them for a year


  • Hope things worked out well


  • Once they have all their adult teeth. I got braces when I was 13. Also get a 2ND opinion.


  • Check with the orthodontist .They can help you


  • I’d say the orthodontist would know best. If you’re worried you could get a second opinion.


  • I think it depends on the child n their teeth


  • As for the moving teeth that is definitely true, especially if the wisdom teeth are yet to come up. Your best bet would be to visit the dentist / orthodontist and have X-Rays taken and ask their advice on what would be the best time.


  • Teenager I reckon. That’s when I had mine


  • I had them on when I was 13 . It all went well.


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