Orthodontics for Teens

The teenage years are usually when most children start orthodontic treatment. All the adult teeth have arrived and your child will be developing their adult bite.

This is a great time to get started with treatment as all permanent teeth have emerged and patients are experiencing growth and change toward the adult bite.

To correct buck teeth and over or underbites, braces, a removable plate or functional appliance may be an option.

Your child may experience anxiety regarding looking uncool with braces. Orthodontic treatment has come ahead in leaps and bounds over the years and many types of treatment are virtually unnoticeable, or can be worn at night while you sleep. Invisalign braces, which are virtually undetectable, may even be an option.

Call your local orthodontist today and make an appointment to discuss your teen’s options.