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Posts Tagged ‘too old for braces’

Are You Too Old for Orthodontic Braces?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on February 27th, 2017
Are You Too Old for Orthodontic Braces?

When most people think of braces, they usually think of teenagers. The ideal age to get orthodontic treatment is usually after the 12-year-molars have erupted and the last of the baby teeth are gone. As you can tell from several of my other posts about two-phase treatment, I believe in providing an interceptive phase of treatment in 7 and 8-year-olds if they have complex crowding, crossbites, excessive overbites, or underbites. But what about at the other end of the spectrum. How old is too old? Why would someone get braces later in life? And what are the differences in treatment…

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What is the Best Age for Your Child to Get Orthodontic Braces?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on July 4th, 2012
What is the Best Age for Your Child to Get Orthodontic Braces?

One of the most confusing things about getting more than one orthodontic consultation (a second opinion) is that two seemingly qualified doctors can offer such different approaches to the same problem. Not only are their treatment plans different, many times they even disagree about the best time to start treatment. Why this disagreement and what should you do with your child? (Note: This discussion refers to single-phased, comprehensive orthodontics. Two-phase early treatment is discussed separately in earlier blog entries.) Having treated thousands of patients over more than 20 years, I’ve found that the most common question that I get from…

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