Nowadays you will see a lot of little kids with braces, and you may ask yourself, aren’t they too young for treatment?? Well, there are several reasons why it is important to start kids with braces at a young age, but they are mainly for preventative reasons. Here are some situations where getting braces will benefit your child at a young age. Typically unless the patient is dying to get braces, Dr. Smith will not recommend treatment until all of the adult teeth have erupted, and none of the issues below are present. Dr. Smith thinks you should save your money and complete the treatment all at once, saving the patient from having two sets of braces. Either way, we still recommend coming in for a free consultation, as some of these issues can only be detected by an experienced orthodontist like Dr. Smith.