Adolescent Treatment

h-braces2Treatment for teenagers usually involves fitting fixed braces once the permanent teeth have erupted. The braces straighten the permanent teeth and finish correctly aligning the patient’s jaw. By age 12 to 14, most, if not all, permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, which is when crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment for their children.

For many teenagers, wearing braces is a part of life – an important part of life because a beautiful and healthy smile can boost one’s self-confidence.

If you prefer to avoid wearing fixed braces, treatment can often be provided using Invisalign Teen clear aligners.