Braces for Teenagers
The teenage years (between the ages of 12 and 16) are the most common time for orthodontic treatment. That’s because by age 12, most, if not all, of your permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, so crooked teeth, gaps and “bad bites” can easily be detected. These problems rarely correct themselves, so this is when the majority of people seek orthodontic treatment.
It’s important to remember, that most people aren’t born with an attractive smile or a proper bite. Consequently, wearing braces is usually inevitable if you want to have a beautiful, healthy smile. Having a great smile will not only help you look better and feel better about yourself, studies have shown it can impact your personal and professional success throughout your lifetime.
Straight, well-aligned teeth:
- Are less prone to chipping and wear
- Are easier to clean, and less likely to develop cavities
- Reduce the chance of gingivitis, recession, and gum disease (which can result in tooth loss)
A properly aligned bite:
- Aides chewing and proper food digestion
- Reduces the amount of stress your teeth experience when you chew – leading to a longer lifespan for your teeth
- Results in less strain on jaw muscles and joints
Closing spaces and gaps between teeth can help avoid the need for bridges or dental implants later in life
Concerned about getting braces for your child?
Felt that braces were cooler and more attractive today than when they were kids.
Said that their children felt cool while they were wearing orthodontics.
Reported their children’s experience with braces was positive or extremely positive.
Believe braces are one of the best investments their parents made for them.
Types of Braces for Teens
- Conventional Braces
- Ceramic (clear) Braces
- Invisalign Teen
- Inman Aligner