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 Central Michigan Orthodontics can help your teen achieve a straighter, healthier smile.
Treatment Tailored To Teens
As orthodontics is most commonly associated with adolescence, children are usually less apprehensive about the appearance of wearing braces than adults. Conversely, insecurities stemming from misaligned teeth can have a profound effect on your teen’s self-esteem and social interactions throughout their lifetime.
Additionally, childrens’ metabolisms may help speed the treatment process.
Most teens are concerned that their braces are going to be uncomfortable. While getting braces applied to your teeth may certainly “feel funny” at first, 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 a complimentary evaluation to determine the best timeline to begin and treatment options.