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Who doesn’t want a spectacular, award-winning smile? A great smile does wonders for self-esteem, improving your performance in both your professional and personal life. But do you know when is the right to get braces?

The right time for braces varies from person to person, but there are a few key indicators which teach you all you need to know about when to seek orthodontic treatment. Let’s look at a couple of them.

Adult teeth
Generally, your dentist 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. Raymond Maddox may start you on a treatment schedule sooner.

Age
Here at Maddox Family Dental Center in Hartford City, Indiana, 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 765-348-4111.