What Age Is The Right Age for Braces?


Dr. Brochu recommends that a child receive his or her first orthodontic examination no later than the age of 7. This age is primal to diagnosing and treating any small oral issues before they become much larger. There are many signs to look out for that indicate the need for an orthodontic exam, including:

  • Early or late loss of teeth
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Mouth-breathing
  • Finger sucking
  • Crowded teeth
  • Jaw dysfunction
  • Sunken or protruding jaw
  • Misaligned teeth

In order to fully assure proper oral health, Brochu Orthodontics offers initial exams free of charge.


As the health of your smile increases, so does your confidence. The expertise of Dr. Brochu can provide teenagers and adults with the ability to smile with supreme assurance. A recent development in orthodontic treatment is the innovation of smaller, more active braces. Your number of visits will be reduced by use of these concealed, high-end bands.

It is never too late to achieve the perfect smile. Every day, advancing orthodontic technology provide more and more adults with discriminate treatment and quicker results. Misalignment of teeth is very common with age. Simple therapy is often sufficient in regaining the perfect smile, making a flawless smile extremely accessible.

To schedule an appointment, call Brochu Orthodontics Spring Grove location at (815) 675-0161 or our Libertyville location at (847) 367-7150.