Will my child need braces?
Although we can usually tell who will definitely need braces by the age of 3 years, we can’t tell who won’t definitely need braces until all of the grown up teeth have come in.
Although there are many patients who do not need braces, because there are no health related issues with the bite or the periodontal tissues, but who will want braces, for cosmetic reasons. In the normally developed child, there is expected to be a small amount of crowding, especially in the front teeth of the bottom jaw. However, we do not routinely recommend braces to resolve that degree of normal crowding, as it is a very personal decision