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You might think that the time for braces is whenever you want them, have the budget for them and when your smile is in need of help. While that’s partly true, you actually need braces at likely a different stage of life than you’re envisioning.

Timing your use of braces just right ensures that you get the maximum benefit of this treatment. You’ll retain a stellar smile for longer than if you get braces too late or too early in life. To help you get the most from your orthodontic procedure, let’s look at how to determine the time for braces.

Adult teeth
Generally, your doctor will recommend that you get braces when all of your adult teeth have come in. However, if your adult teeth aren’t all out yet and you still need other work done – like expanding your palate, or treating tongue thrust – then Dr. Ramin Moradi may start you on a treatment schedule sooner.

Age
Here at San Tomas Signature Smiles in Campbell, California, we’re dedicated to providing our patients with the best service possible. Part of that means ensuring our patients can take care of their orthodontic hardware. That’s why we will take into account the age of a patient before moving forward with braces. You need to be old enough to both be aware of the potential issues that can arise from not caring for braces, and the need to do so.

We know that this process can seem a bit daunting, but we’re here to help you through it all. If you have any questions, or need to schedule an appointment, call us today at 408-378-2890 .