The right age can be any age. Early examination in our office allows us to determine when your child should be treated for maximum improvement – in the least amount of time and at the lowest cost. Certain treatment techniques provide significant benefits for patients between 7 to 11 years old. Treatment during these growth stages can achieve results not possible once the face and the jawbones have finished growing. Full orthodontic treatment with braces generally starts after all the permanent teeth are in place, usually at ages 12 or 13.