Adolescent Treatment

Orthodontic treatments during adolescence (age 13-17) facilitate the creation of both beautiful smiles and optimal bite alignments.

Why is adolescence considered the optimal time for orthodontic treatment?

During the adolescent years, the body undergoes significant physical changes, including in the oral cavity. This period of rapid growth offers an opportune moment for orthodontic intervention. The natural developmental changes that occur allow us to work with the body’s own growth processes to effectively address and correct any skeletal imbalances between the upper and lower jaws. It’s a unique window of time when we can influence the alignment of the jaws, setting the stage for a well-balanced, functional, and aesthetically pleasing oral structure.

How does adolescent treatment contribute to an esthetic smile?

Orthodontic treatment during adolescence is not only about achieving proper function, but also about creating a harmonious, attractive smile. With the bones and teeth still developing, we can effectively guide the teeth into their optimal positions. This involves taking into consideration the proportions of the face, the line of the smile, and the positioning of each individual tooth. By doing so, we can shape an appealing smile that not only boosts self-confidence, but also fits harmoniously with the individual’s overall facial aesthetics.

What are the benefits of addressing orthodontic issues during adolescence in terms of functionality?

Orthodontic intervention during adolescence is an investment in long-term oral health. It’s not just about straightening teeth; it’s about setting up the mouth for a lifetime of proper function. By guiding the jaws into alignment during this key developmental phase, we can ensure optimal bite function, which is integral to everyday activities like eating and speaking. This proactive approach can also help to prevent more complex dental issues down the line, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and uneven wear of tooth surfaces.

What are the common choices for braces among teens?

Traditional metal braces are often the go-to choice for many teens. They are tried and tested, offering reliable results in a wide range of cases, from simple to complex. Metal braces have seen significant advancements over the years, making them more comfortable and efficient than ever before. They are durable and provide precise control over the movement of teeth, allowing us to craft excellent results for our patients.

What aesthetic options are available for teens who need braces?

We understand that many teens are conscious about the appearance of their braces. That’s why we offer aesthetic alternatives that are less noticeable but still highly effective. These include clear braces, made from transparent ceramic material that blends with the natural color of the teeth. Another option is Invisalign, a series of custom-made, transparent aligners that are virtually invisible. These options provide an effective orthodontic solution while minimizing impact on a teen’s appearance, helping them feel more confident throughout their treatment journey.

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