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 Choosing the Optimal Time for Treatment

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Orthodontic treatment usually begins between 9 and 14 years of age. Some problems are easier to correct if they’re treated right away. Dr. Browne, located in our Tuscaloosa and Oxford office, can determine if treatment will be needed and can tell you the best time to start. This gives your orthodontist the best chance to:

  • Guide jaw growth

  • Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth

  • Correct harmful oral habits

  • Improve appearance and self-esteem

  • Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position

  • Improve the way the lips meet