Adolescents and Teens


At this age, not only are teens or parents buying new clothes and shoes every few months because they seem to grow several inches in a day, but the jaws are growing as well. Orthodontic treatment often takes advantage of a patients growth to improve tooth alignment and function. Around the ages of 10-13 most baby teeth are lost and permanent adult teeth have erupted. Orthodontic treatment is often easier at this time in order to eliminate bite issues that won’t improve or could get worse in the future.

We offer a variety of options of treatments for this age group. We have traditional metal braces with the colorful elastics, tooth colored braces, or Invisalign®. The amount of time in treatment varies from person to person, but is typically around 1.5-2 years. Contact us for a free consultation.

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