Increase confidence and self-esteem through orthodontic treatment and enjoy a beautiful smile that will last a lifetime
Your teenage years are often the best time to have orthodontic treatment. Between the age of 12 and 15 are the optimal years to receive treatment as the adult teeth have erupted but facial growth is still occurring.
We strive to keep treatment times as quick as possible while still ensuring high quality results. In general, treatment times are between 12 and 24 months. Whenever possible, we avoid tooth extractions and jaw surgery in our treatment plans for our patients.
Having braces in your teens has a variety of benefits including:
- Growth is ongoing and generally helpful to orthodontic treatment
- Friends and classmates are often also in braces
- A confident smile increases self-esteem at a sensitive age
- Provides a lifelong beautiful smile throughout adult years (with use of retainers)
Watch Dr Pat’s video on how braces work
The innovative self-ligating Damon System that we offer is a great orthodontic option for teenagers as it offers low friction to help teeth move and no rubber modules to collect plaque.