Forensic odontologists use age estimation in forensic medicine for identification purposes of deceased victims and missing persons. Various methods have been proposed for age assessment. A tooth wear chart is one method used for initial age assessment, with both the Miles chart and Broth well chart being the most used methods. The age assessment should not be limited to one particular technique. Different, more accurate methods and repetitive measurements should be employed in most cases. This article presents a review of the validity and the efficacy of age assessment by the Miles and Brothwell tooth wear charts.