Adolescent 12 to 18 Years
Orthodontic treatment for adolescents aged 12 to 18 years is the most common time to fix orthodontic issues. Usually by age 12 most permanent teeth have erupted and orthodontic issues such as misaligned teeth and bad bites are recognizable. These types of teeth issues normally do not correct themselves and therefore it is an optimum time to seek orthodontic treatment.
At Walton Orthodontics, Dr. Matt Walton is also able to take advantage of an adolescent’s growth spurts to help shape the teeth and bite correctly and because children have higher metabolisms than adults, orthodontic treatment at this time can be shorter and general discomfort is reduced.
Braces for Teens
Although it is common for many teens today to wear braces, some teens feel uncomfortable getting braces because it will affect their appearance. Fortunately, at Walton Orthodontics, we offer several options for braces for teens, including the smaller and less noticeable Damon® braces. These advanced braces are different from the traditional metal braces because not only are they more attractive, the Damon® braces move teeth more efficiently so your teen can get a beautiful smile in less time and with less discomfort.
Orthodontics for Kids in Middle School and High School
It is important for middle and high school kids to realize that most people are not born with a perfect smile or a proper bite. Therefore, wearing braces is usually necessary if you want a beautiful and healthy smile. Having a beautiful smile not only helps you look and feel better about yourself, various studies have shown that it can impact your success throughout your lifetime.
The Walton Orthodontics team understands the importance of these factors and is here to help you along every step of the way. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment for your teenager.