Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and 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.
Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment and are often excited to join their friends wearing them. Adolescents also have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment.
Our office offers a variety of treatment options for teenagers, including:
- Invisalign® clear aligners
- Lingual braces hidden behind the teeth
- Clear ceramic braces
- Traditional metal braces
Contact our office for an initial complimentary examination, and we will be able to determine the best time for treatment and outline the treatment plan, expected duration, and approximate cost.