At Altera Orthodontics, we understand that teens have a lot going on! This is the time when many teens develop a heightened awareness of themselves, their appearance, and their relationships with others. They may become concerned with how they are perceived and treated by their peers. The confidence and positive self-esteem created by a healthy straight smile can help set them up for success throughout their lives.
Orthodontic problems don't improve with age, they just become harder to treat. While the age that kids get braces may vary, the teenage years are a great time for orthodontic treatment. Generally, between the ages of 12 and 16 all of the baby teeth have been lost, and most of the permanent teeth have come in. Gaps, crowding, and issues with bite and alignment are easily detected by this time. It's easier to treat many orthodontic problems at this age because the body is still growing; working with the growth is always recommended.
Beyond outward appearance, crooked or crowded teeth or a misaligned jaw can also have lasting impacts on your teenager’s oral and whole-body health. Teeth that are straight and well-aligned are:
- Easier to keep clean, preventing cavities and gum disease
- Aid in proper chewing and digestion
- Less prone to wear, chipping, and other trauma
Dr. Hashemi and his team are pleased to help our teenage patients achieve straight, beautiful smiles. We provide a wide range of treatments to straighten your teenager’s smile and improve their oral health. We welcome you to contact our Royersford office at (610) 624-4094 to schedule a Complimentary In-office Consultation.