Talking about getting braces can be an overwhelming process for adults — so imagine how confusing it is for a seven-year-old. And yes, you read that correctly: Although treatment usually begins between the ages of 9 and 14, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends a preliminary visit no later than 7 years old.
No matter the age of your child, parents will have questions as they approach the braces process that range from "Does insurance cover it?" to "How much cash are we talking?". But kids will have their own queries, and you'll want to be prepared to put their minds at ease. Here are 5 commonly asked questions from kids about braces, plus information to help you out when you're in the hot seat.