Orthodontics for Teens


Invest in Your Teen’s Confidence

During adolescence, typically between ages 12 and 16, orthodontic care becomes increasingly common as most permanent teeth have fully emerged. The exciting development is that orthodontic advancements have significantly streamlined the treatment process. With skilled orthodontists like Dr. Roth, addressing concerns such as tooth spacing, crowding, bite alignment, and other issues is handled seamlessly. Let us support you through this transformative phase and assist in achieving a confident and attractive smile.

For some teenagers, Phase I treatment may already be completed, and they are now advancing to full braces or other orthodontic treatments to continue their journey towards a confident smile.

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Teen Orthodontics FAQs

How long does treatment take?

This is a question with no concrete answer, unfortunately. Every case is different, but the average length of the active stage of orthodontic treatment is anywhere from 6-36 months.

After this phase of treatment is complete, your teen will need to wear a retainer for as long as Dr. Roth feels necessary based on their individual case. We work as a team with both parents and teens to create a smile that will last a lifetime.

Can teens still play sports?

Absolutely. If your teen athlete is wearing traditional braces, it’s crucial to protect their smile to stay on track with their treatment.

We strongly recommend that they use an orthodontic mouthguard to protect their braces, and their mouth, from any potential injury. Your teen can play any contact sport if they use the proper orthodontic mouthguard.

If your teen has Invisalign, they can simply take their aligner out before practice or a game, and put it back in afterward.

What about playing a musical instrument?

Traditional metal braces might affect the way your teen plays some instruments. Invisalign is an excellent alternative treatment because removing their aligner before playing gives them no limitations.

Make an investment in your teen’s smile

Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your child’s future. By scheduling a free consultation, Dr. Roth will be happy to discuss the benefits of treatment with both of you, as well as any of the risks of putting off or skipping treatment.

Although adults can successfully complete orthodontic treatment, a teen’s jaws, and teeth can respond quicker to orthodontic treatment, shortening their total treatment time.

How Will Orthodontics Help?

Teen Orthodontics is designed specifically to address common orthodontic issues and identify any underlying problems that require the expertise of a skilled orthodontist.

If you’re worried about your teen’s smile, now is the perfect time to schedule a complimentary consultation with our orthodontic team. We assess a range of concerns, including:

  • Crooked or poorly aligned teeth
  • Issues with crowding or spacing
  • Irregularities in the bite (overbite, underbite, crossbite)
  • Discomfort or misalignment in the jaw
  • Early signs of orthodontic issues

During the consultation, our experienced orthodontists will conduct a thorough evaluation of your teen’s dental condition and offer personalized recommendations to achieve a well-aligned smile. Remember, investing in your teen’s smile now will yield lasting benefits for their confidence and oral health.

Keep an eye out for signs such as protruding teeth, difficulty biting or chewing, excessive gaps between teeth, abnormal tooth contact, jaw movements or noises, crowded teeth, challenges with flossing or brushing due to crowding, and any indications that your teen may be concealing their smile due to concerns about appearance

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Get Started Today

The first step toward achieving a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule an appointment so you can get started right away. We look forward to seeing you soon!