An overbite can be treated at any age. However, it is easier to treat in young children because their mouths are still developing. The American Dental Association recommends beginning treatment between the ages of 8 and 14. Early treatment is beneficial because it can prevent or minimise further complications.
It's a good idea to get an orthodontic evaluation by the time a child is 7 years old. The best time for your child to get dental braces depends on the severity and the cause of the misalignment of your child's teeth. If treatment is needed during this time, interceptive or preventive care can take advantage of your child's growth to guide the intended result as development takes place. Since childrenís teeth and jaw are still developing, overbite treatment is not very complex.