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Treatment for Adolescents (Ages 12-17)

 

Comprehensive orthodontic treatment usually begins once all the adult teeth have come into the mouth or are just about there. This is the ideal time to straighten teeth and fix bites since jaw growth can be enhanced or controlled. Crooked teeth should be aligned to allow easier access for cleaning. A “bad bite” can also be harmful since it can lead to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, difficulty in chewing and/or speaking, and excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue. In addition to conventional braces, we offer more esthetic options like clear braces, Invisalign Teen®, or lingual/hidden (Harmony) braces.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation so we can discuss these treatment options in more detail.