Orthodontist for Teens
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that parents bring their children in for an orthodontic evaluation when they hit puberty (around 12-14 years old). This is because the jaw and teeth continue to grow well into adolescence. The earlier you start treatment, the better your chances are at avoiding permanent problems like tooth misalignment and jaw problems. There are also many other benefits to adolescents having braces, including improved dental hygiene and a more attractive smile!
Advantages of Braces for Teens
As a teenager, we all know the important role that orthodontics has in not only making us look better but also correcting issues with our teeth and bite. Not only can it help improve our oral health, but it also improves social confidence by improving self-esteem and how we are perceived by others. Teens are often more sensitive to things that are said about them which can lead to them feeling bad about themselves. Orthodontic treatment can help make a child feel more confident in their abilities and make them more likely to try new things.