Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the ideal time for orthodontic treatment. At this time, most all of the baby teeth are gone and the permanent teeth are in place. Problems at this age, such as crowded teeth, gaps and improper bites will rarely correct themselves. Children at this age are also going through their adolescent grow spurt, and orthodontists can take advantage of these growth spurts to efficiently correct the bite while straightening the teeth. Dr. VanderWall will carefully develop a treatment plan for a beautiful and healthy smile, in the most efficient manner.