Treatment Perfect for Teens
Your child's teenage years are the perfect time to start their orthodontic treatment. Most start with braces between the ages of 12 and 16 because that is when the majority of teenagers have all of their adult teeth grown in. Once adult teeth have officially arrived, issues such as gaps and crowding become apparent and treatment can then be essential to preventing more serious problems arising in the future.
Orthodontic treatment will be recommend by Dr. McIntosh if:
- Underbite or extending of bottom teeth forward beyond the upper teeth
- Overbite or extending of upper teeth forward beyond the bottom teeth
- Misaligned or crooked teeth
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- Overlapping or crowding teeth
There are many different options to look into to determine what kind of treatment would be best for your teenager's specific needs.
Long gone are those heavy and awkward metal braces you may remember. Orthodontists have continued innovating to make getting a straight, beautiful smile more and more comfortable for everyone who gets them. There are even more options than ever for those who wish to add a little color to help their smile with braces pop.
With these clear aligners, no one but you, your teen, and the orthodontist will need to know about your treatment! More likely than not, you'll tell them anyways. Learn more about Invisalign Teen here.