A Great Time to Kick Off Treatment
It probably seems like almost every teenager you come across is wearing braces or Invisalign® Teen. That’s because, for many patients, the teenage years are the ideal time to start orthodontic treatment. Most of the permanent teeth have erupted at this point and we can clearly identify problems with alignment or spacing. Since teens have high metabolisms and are still developing, we can take advantage of their growth spurts to more effectively manipulate the teeth and jaws for dramatic, lasting results.
Options for Every Smile
Every patient is unique and you won’t find a one-size-fits-all approach here! During your teenager’s consultation, Dr. Tabakman, Dr. Bloome or Dr. Mount will evaluate their bite, chat with you both about their lifestyle and needs and recommend a personalized treatment plan. We always take the time to fully explain the diagnosis and your options and answer all of your questions. We want your teen to be just as thrilled with their choice of treatment as they will be with their results, which is why we offer a variety of high-tech teeth-straightening solutions.
Teen Orthodontics by the Numbers
In a survey, the number one most cited facial feature teens wanted to change was their teeth.
80% of teenagers in North America are currently receiving orthodontic treatment.
By 12 years old, most kids have lost all of their primary teeth.