the fixed orthodontic treatment is possible only when the patient has all the permanent teeth, but preventive orthodontics need to be done before permanent teeth

Few kids grow little fast and they can have all the permanent teeth as early as at the age of 10 , so they can have braces at early age

It all depends on the problem minimum duration can be less the a year and maximum it can be 3 years

After putting the braces on patient need to visit the orthodontist after every 4 to 8 weeks for the regular appointment

Putting the braces is not at all painful but next day onward the patient may feel little discomfort or pain which can be controlled with the painkiller

Orthodontic treatment is mainly for two reasons aesthetics and function

Teeth may feel sore &eating may be difficulty for a day or two. These problems gradually ease away as you get accustomed to the appliance/braces

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