Orthodontic treatment for teens
Modern treatments for active teens
The teenage years are the perfect time for orthodontic treatment. Most permanent teeth are already in place, but the jaws are still growing, which allows Dr. White to shape teen smiles with ease.
With a busy social life and active online presence, teens are becoming more aware of their appearance. That’s why we offer a range of discreet orthodontic solutions for teens - to keep their smile on display, not their treatment.
Does my teen need orthodontic treatment?
Not all people need braces or aligners to achieve a healthy smile. For those who do, orthodontic treatment can be extremely beneficial. It can protect teeth from trauma or wear and tear, prevent cavities and gum disease, and improve speech, chewing, and digestion.
Some signs that your teen could benefit from treatment include:
- Early, late, or irregular loss of baby teeth
- Crowding or spacing between teeth
- Frequent biting of the cheeks or lips
- Difficulty chewing or biting
- Jaws that shift or click
- Teeth that meet abnormally (or not at all)
- Jaws or teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face
Treatment options for teens
At Smiles By White, we create 100% customized treatment plans based on your teen’s smile goals. During their free consultation, we will assess their smile to see what treatment could benefit them most. The options include:
Traditional metal braces are a tried-and-true orthodontic treatment, and the brackets today are smaller, more comfortable, and more efficient than ever. Metal braces are accurate in treating even the most complex cases, and provide a budget-friendly treatment option.
Ceramic braces have brackets made of clear ceramic that give your teen’s treatment an esthetically pleasing appearance. They are just as durable and efficient as metal braces, and provide a great option for teens who want a traditional treatment with added discretion.
Invisalign® treatment is extremely popular with our teen patients. This treatment uses a series of virtually-invisible clear aligners to guide your teen’s smile into alignment without the need for any metal brackets or wires.
Invisalign® clear aligners are removable, so they won’t affect your teen’s activities, meal times, or oral hygiene routine. Treatment can also be paired with Dental Monitoring for remote check-ins, making Invisalign® treatment the perfect answer for a busy schedule.
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Bring your teen in for a free, no-obligation consultation with Dr. White to see how they could benefit from orthodontic treatment.
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