When Is It Too Late to Get Braces?

If he's 15, can she still get braces?



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Your child's crooked or overlapping teeth aren’t just a cosmetic issue. Uneven teeth are harder to keep clean, can interfere with chewing and speaking and may cause headaches and jaw pain.

While most orthodontic treatments start between ages eight and 14, it’s never too late to consult a dentist about correcting your teen's bite. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age—even in high school, according to the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).