Orthodontics for Teens
While the American Orthodontics Association recommends a child’s first evaluation with an orthodontist should happen no later than the age of seven, the Stanford Children’s Health notes that most orthodontic treatment begins between ages 9 and 14 because kids in this age range have at least some permanent teeth and are still growing.
At Uncommon Orthodontics, we specialize in custom treatment plans for all teens.
Treatment Options for Teens:
At Uncommon, we use self-ligating braces (Damon® Q and Damon® Clear) that do not require the use of elastic, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on each tooth. Therefore taking less time out of your schedule with less time spent in the chair or in the orthodontist’s office.
Invisalign® straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. This is a wonderful option for many families as it doesn’t require any wires or brackets. Your child doesn’t have to feel like their life is on hold or show up to school with a mouth full of metal.
There are many customized treatment options for your teen. Give us a call today or schedule your free evaluation or to learn more.