Braces are a rite of passage for many teens and we strive to make our orthodontic treatment stress-free and pleasant for our patients.
Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile, treatment improves bad bites called malocclusions. Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. They affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth, and feel about your smile.
Why should malocclusions be treated? Studies show that untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems. Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss which can contribute to tooth decay and or gum disease. Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping. Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear. Open bites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments. Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile—it creates a healthier you!
Teens and Braces
It used to be that braces were a big metal mess in a teen’s mouth. Today, teens have more options than ever in orthodontic treatments. We offer clear brackets, Invisalign for teens, and other options that are more discreet. We help teens focus on the long term benefits of their treatment.
Our Frequently Asked Questions are a must-read for teen patients researching orthodontic options.