What’s The Best Age To Get Braces?

Does your little one need braces? Or maybe your not-so-little one does? Perhaps you’re an adult and feel like you missed an opportunity for braces. Don’t worry! Anytime is the best time to get braces. Our neighbors in Cincinnati and Hillsboro have been coming to Thacker Orthodontics for all their braces needs. Dr. Jim and Dr. MaryEvan know that every age is the best age for braces – no matter how old or young you are. 

The Adventure Begins: Kids and Braces

The world of childhood is filled with discovery, growth, and the first steps toward a sparkling smile. For many little explorers, eight to 14 is a magical time to embark on the braces adventure. It’s like finding the perfect key to unlock a treasure chest of pearly whites!

The mouth is still growing at this age, and the teeth are just beginning to settle into their lifelong dance. Dr. Jim and Dr. MaryEvan, our smile wizards at Thacker Orthodontics, often find this the golden opportunity to guide those teeth into a harmonious waltz.

But wait, what if your child’s teeth play musical chairs, and something seems slightly off? Fear not! Early intervention can be a superhero cape for those tiny teeth. If Dr. Jim or Dr. MaryEvan spot issues like overcrowding or misalignment, they might recommend early orthodontic treatment. It’s like catching the smile train just in time!

This early start doesn’t just straighten teeth; it sets the stage for a lifetime of confident grins. It’s about creating room for those crowded teeth, reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth, and ensuring the jaws are aligned like stars in the night sky.

Teenagers: The Smile Transition

The teenage years are a time of transformation, growth, and the exciting journey towards a radiant smile! For many teens, ages 12 to 16 are like the opening act of a rock concert, setting the stage for a lifetime of confident grins. It’s a time when the teeth are ready to groove, and braces become the lead guitarist, strumming them into perfect harmony.

At Thacker Orthodontics, Dr. Jim and Dr. MaryEvan know how to make this transition smooth and stylish. With options ranging from the classic metal braces to the sleek Invisalign, they’ve got the backstage pass to the perfect smile for every teen.

Remember the days of one-size-fits-all braces? Those days are gone! Today’s orthodontic world is a buffet of choices; every teen gets to pick their favorite dish. Whether it’s the timeless charm of metal braces or the nearly invisible magic of Invisalign, there’s a star-studded lineup waiting to perform.

And don’t worry, our smile maestros, Dr. Jim and Dr. MaryEvan, are there to help pick the perfect tune. They’ll look at those teenage teeth and recommend the best option to make them sing.

Does your little one need braces, or maybe your not-so-little one does? We know you're wondering what's the best age to get braces, so we've come to help!

Adults: It’s Never Too Late

Who says braces are just for kids and teens? In the world of smiles, age is just a number, and it’s never too late to roll out the red carpet for a dazzling grin. Whether you’re 25 or 65, the doors at Thacker Orthodontics are wide open, and Dr. Jim and Dr. MaryEvan are ready to welcome you with a smile.

You may have missed the braces train earlier in life, or you’re looking for a little touch-up. Whatever the reason, your smile’s encore performance is waiting in the wings, and it will be a showstopper!

Adult orthodontics is like a symphony, with different instruments playing together to create a masterpiece. From the classic rhythm of metal braces to the subtle notes of ceramic braces and even the invisible harmony of Invisalign, there’s a melody for every smile.

Worried about how braces might look at work or social gatherings? Don’t fret! With today’s technology, braces can be as discreet as a whisper or as bold as a statement piece. And you can trust Dr. Jim and Dr. MaryEvan to conduct this symphony with grace and expertise.

At Thacker Orthodontics, we’ve seen adults transform their smiles and light up their lives. It’s like watching a flower bloom or a star twinkle. The joy, the confidence, the renewed zest for life – a transformation beyond teeth.

Types of Braces: A Quick Tour

Welcome to the grand tour of braces, where every smile finds its perfect match! At Thacker Orthodontics, Dr. Jim and Dr. MaryEvan have curated a selection like a wardrobe for your teeth. Let’s take a peek.

Metal braces are like the little black dress of orthodontics – timeless and suitable for all ages. Their sturdy design and proven track record make them the go-to option for many. And with today’s technology, they’re more comfortable and attractive than ever!

Want to keep things on the down low? Ceramic braces are the secret agents of the smile world. They blend in with your teeth, working undercover to align your smile. Perfect for those who want effective treatment with a touch of discretion.

Invisalign is the magic trick of orthodontics. These clear aligners are like an invisible cloak for your teeth, straightening them without anyone noticing. They’re a hit with teens and adults who want to keep their treatment under wraps.

Does your little one need braces, or maybe your not-so-little one does? We know you're wondering what's the best age to get braces, so we've come to help!

At Thacker Orthodontics, Your Perfect Match Awaits

So, whether you’re a kid dreaming of a superstar smile, a teen looking to shine, or an adult ready for a change, a braces option is just right for you. Meet Dr. Jim and Dr. MaryEvan at Thacker Orthodontics, and let’s find your perfect match. We have two convenient locations: Cincinnati and Hillsboro. Visit us here to schedule a free consultation!