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If you have a child who has crooked teeth, then you’re most likely thinking about the best time to align their smile with braces. Our dentist, Dr. Michael J. Conway, would like to help you by telling you that the adolescent years are the best time to begin orthodontic treatment. There are many reasons why this is recommended, and he is happy to tell you all about them.

The first reason is because this is the easiest, simplest, and most convenient time to align the teeth. Because the jawbone is still developing and growing, its susceptible to change. The pressure will shift and move the teeth and the jawbone will allow it to do so because of its vulnerability. This might even make the treatment process faster. Who knows!

The second reason is because braces are cool in the adolescent years. This means you won’t likely need to deal with a whiny or self-conscious teen when they are aligning their smile. Many kids their age have braces, so they might even feel like they fit in if they straighten their teeth!

To learn more about braces in Kenmore, Washington, or to schedule your child an appointment at Kenmore Dental, please contact 425-485-0588 today. Our orthodontic team will be more than happy to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!