Is your teen experiencing crowding, gaps, or misaligned teeth? While people of all ages receive orthodontic care, it is especially prevalent among teenagers between the ages of 12-16. During this time, any baby teeth are highly likely to have been replaced with permanent ones. Additionally, jaw and bone structures have fully developed, both of which easily indicated whether crowding, bite issues, misalignment, or otherwise are present. Receiving orthodontic care at this stage not only improves your teen’s smile and oral health in the coming years but for the long-term. If you are interested in our teen orthodontic services, contact us at Davis Orthodontics to schedule your consultation at either our San Diego or Escondido locations!
How will I know if my teen may need orthodontic care?
While we highly recommend an oral evaluation for your teen once their teeth have fully developed to detect any possible concerns, some evident signs that may warrant treatment include:
- Protruding teeth
- Gaps in between teeth
- Difficulty biting or chewing
- Crowding, causing difficulty brushing or flossing
- Your teen feeling self-conscious of their smile
What are some treatment options available for my teen?
At Davis Orthodontics, we are proud to offer a wide range of orthodontic care services, some of our most popular include traditional braces and Invisalign for the correction of misalignment, gaps, and crowding. During your teen’s initial appointment, we can discuss their treatment options based on their evaluation by Dr. Davis and one of his specialists. It’s important to keep in mind that each patient’s treatment plan is very personalized and durations will vary based on the severity of their case.
What are some reasons to consider orthodontic care for your teen?
Orthodontic care can provide numerous benefits for your teenager’s current and future dental and oral health, some of which being:
- Can help improve upon existing or prevent periodontal issues or concerns
- Can help minimize or even prevent bone loss around the teeth
- Can enhance teeth functionality
- Can improve smile aesthetic
- Can strengthen your teen’s self-esteem
Ready to schedule your teen’s orthodontist appointment?
Led by Dr. Allen Davis, a Board-Certified specialist in orthodontic care, Davis Orthodontics blends unmatched comprehensive patient care with the latest and greatest treatments, ensuring the very best for all our patients. Dr. Davis and his incredible team look forward to bringing out the best in your teen’s smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!