The perfect time for your child to start most orthodontic treatment is in their early teens.
At this age, most of their adult teeth have come through and their face is rapidly changing.
Normal facial growth is essential to making the room for their teeth to naturally straighten.
Teeth that are coming through crooked may indicate an issue with how your teen's face is growing. The right orthodontic treatment at the right time can guide development of their face to achieve optimum growth.
Encouraging ideal facial growth creates the space for their adult teeth to straighten with relative ease, and positions them in a way that creates the ideal bite and relationship between the upper and lower jaws.
Ortho treatment for growing teens is about more than just straightening their teeth with braces. It is about how their their faces are growing and changing, and how we can make positive changes to this process.
It is about promoting development of their airway and improving their breathing. And of course, it is about giving them a fearless smile that gives them confidence and boosts their self-esteem.
Why choose Profilo° Dental for Teens Braces?
Our philosophy when straightening teeth in growing teenagers is first identifying why their teeth are misaligned, and then building treatment centred around fixing their primary issue.
We do not remove healthy teeth as this camouflages more significant problems with their facial growth. Removing healthy teeth doesn't treat the cause of their dental crowding, and can worsen their primary issue.
Dental crowding is a result of incomplete facial growth, and not to do with a teenager's teeth. To correct the symptom of dental crowding, we need to identify and treat their facial growth issue.
Once we have produced ideal growth of your teenagers's jaw and face, there will be enough space in their mouth to make straightening their teeth a quicker and more straightforward process.
We appreciate that quality treatment with Teens Braces does come at a cost, which is why we offer interest-free Payment Plans to help you access the treatment you're seeking for your growing teens.
Why do we use 3D Digital Ortho?
3D Digital Ortho offers greater precision, accuracy and efficiency than conventional braces, meaning we can provide a better Orthodontic result in a shorter amount of time.
Custom-designed braces are produced for every one of our Teens Braces patients, with every set meticulously crafted to move your Teen's teeth into the desired arrangement.
Our 3D Scanning technology uses a precise and comfortable digital imaging process, to create high quality digital impressions of your Teen's teeth and smile in lifelike colours.
The enhanced detail captured by 3D Scanning produces a perfect recreation of your Teen's teeth and smile, and we use this to simulate a variety of different treatment outcomes.
3D Orthodontic simulation lets you provide input into the planning of your Teen's Orthodontic treatment, giving you the confidence in knowing exactly how their teeth and smile will look right at the start.
Braces for Teens FAQs
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we get about Teens Braces.
1. Why is early diagnosis important for Teens Braces?
Early diagnosis enables us to assess if your teen would benefit from future Orthodontic treatment, and when the ideal to start this would be. Starting Ortho treatment at the right time can simplify their treatment.
2. What sort of conditions can be treated with Teens Braces?
Difficulties with chewing and eating, forming certain words, obstructed breathing, exercise intolerance, snoring, bad sleeping patterns, poor concentration or academic performance, and jaw or facial disproportion.
3. What is Invisalign Braces for Teens?
Invisalign uses a series of custom designed clear aligners, that gently guide their teeth into the ideal position. They are very low maintenance, and can be removed for mealtimes and oral hygiene.
4. How long does Teens Braces treatment take?
The length of treatment depends on what the issue is. Straightening a few crooked teeth can take only a matter of months, whereas more complex facial growth issues may take up to 12-24 months.
5. Will they need regular dental care during Teens Braces treatment?
The answer is a definite yes. Keeping their teeth and gums clean during Orthodontic treatment is especially important, and we recommend regular dental care with our dentists or hygienists.