The teenaged years are such pivotal years for our children and their development. Building confidence during these years is important as your teen presents himself or herself to the world. The majority of patients undergoing orthodontic care are children and teens. Using the most advanced technology and tools available, we offer a variety of orthodontic options to give your teen a smile that radiates confidence and beauty.
As an adolescent, all of your permanent teeth have come in, which makes it an optimal time to correct any orthodontic problems such as improper bites and spacing of the teeth. In addition, because the bones in the jaws are still developing, it is easier to treat various orthodontic issues as opposed to waiting until adulthood. As you get older, it becomes increasingly challenging and costly to treat common problems due to the maturity of the bones. Some signs that a child may eventually require orthodontic treatment include:
• Jaw is disproportionate to the face
• Has a habit of frequent thumb-sucking
• Baby teeth fall out too soon or too late
• Exhibits malocclusion (overbite/underbite)
• Visible overlapping of the teeth