Many adolescents begin orthodontic treatment once all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Untreated misaligned teeth may lead to other dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, bone loss, abnormal wearing of tooth enamel, difficulty in chewing and head, jaw and neck pain. Our team at Dr. DeWitt’s can help your teen achieve a straighter, healthier smile.
Children at this age are more likely to comply with the need for braces as many of their friends are already wearing them. Not only will they fit in with their friends, but insecurities stemming from misaligned teeth can have a profound effect on your teen’s self-esteem and social interactions throughout their lifetime.
Most teens are concerned that their braces are going to be uncomfortable. Advances in orthodontics have made treatment more comfortable with fewer visits. Their comprehensive orthodontic care may include conventional braces or image conscious teens can maintain their “cool factor” with clear brackets or Invisalign treatment.
Contact our office today to receive your COMPLIMENTARY evaluation to determine the best timeline to begin and treatment options.