Adolescents

Adolescents

The American Association of Orthodontics suggests a first visit to the orthodontist by the age of seven. Starting the process early doesn’t always mean a child will require treatment right away. It simply allows the orthodontist to evaluate and recommend the best timing for treatment. If your child is experiencing crowding of teeth, difficulty chewing or biting, mouth breathing or thumb sucking, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with our office.

Braces have become more stylish, even a right of passage, for most teens these days. The variety of styles, materials and colors make brace wear easier and more comfortable than in the past. In addition to traditional metal braces, many teens opt for ceramic or clear braces.

Treatment times can vary based on severity and the patient. Patient’s compliance and care of their hardware, as well as keeping all scheduled adjustment appointments, are key to ensuring braces will be ready for removal in the estimated time frame.