Is My Teen A Good Candidate for Orthodontics? St. Louis
A teen’s teeth appearance can affect their confidence and social skills. If they have crowded, misaligned or crooked teeth it will be difficult for them to smile or even engage socially. Modern orthodontics come in a wide range of materials, styles, and colors making it easier to correct dental problems with braces.
Who Needs Orthodontic Treatment?
The American Association of Orthodontist recommends an orthodontic screening for your child before the age of 7. If their teeth are developing normally, the orthodontist may wait until they reach 11-13 years old. This is because by this time most children have lost all their baby teeth and most permanent teeth have come in: it is best to correct any problems around alignment or bite during this period while the body still has some room to grow. But if you do not get treatment soon enough after bones fully develop, many conditions become more difficult and expensive to treat later on too!
Teens & Orthodontic Treatment
There are lots of orthodontic options and different kinds of braces for teenagers. Your teen may need to try a few things before choosing one that works best for them- based on your goals, needs, and lifestyle.
Metal braces have long been an effective treatment option for most orthodontic problems but many teens have also chosen more discreet alternatives like ceramic or clear aligners as they are particularly concerned about their appearance and social status at this time in life. There is no right answer when it comes to what’s best suited for you, which is why we will consult with you so we can find the perfect solution together!