Here is some more information about those little blue rubber bands we place inbetweeen your teeth and what they are used for.
Early orthodontic treatment (or Phase I treatment) may mean a shorter time in braces during those teenage years (or Phase II). Check out the article below for more information about early treatment, what age is best to bring in your child, and other possible benefits of a Phase I treatment.
The American Association of Orthodontists has posted a great article answering many common questions about braces. Click the link below to read their suggestions for When should I go to the orthodontist? Who should I choose? How much does it cost?