Orthodontic Treatment Options for Adolescents in Little Elm, Frisco, & Prosper
The teenage years can are full of social, emotional, and physical changes. Some of these changes are scary and can manage to shake a teen’s self-confidence. At Corbridge Orthodontics, we believe that teens in the Prosper, Little Elm, and Frisco areas can benefit greatly from orthodontic treatment. A beautiful smile can help boost self-confidence, and for teens and adolescents going through puberty, having one less thing to worry about can go a long way. Our orthodontists, Dr. Jared Corbridge and Dr. Kim Rogers-Raftery have the training and experience needed to correct even the most crooked teeth.
The Ideal Age for Orthodontics
Most orthodontic professionals consider the adolescent years to be the perfect age for orthodontic treatment. From age 11 to 15, the majority of teens have all of their adult teeth. At this point, any potential problems can be visually detected, including the following:
- Improper bites
- Crooked teeth
A large percentage of teenagers undergo orthodontic treatment, reducing the stigma of having braces during this age range. Parents may find it easier to persuade a teenaged child to undergo treatment, since many peers are often doing the same.
Benefits of Starting Early
The adolescent body experiences rapid change during puberty. This is a benefit when it comes to orthodontics, since orthodontists can utilize the frequent growth spurts to shorten treatment time while reworking bad bites and teeth arrangements simultaneously. The fast metabolisms that teenagers boast can also reduce the pain or discomfort commonly associated with orthodontics.
There is a wide range of orthodontic treatment options available for teenagers today. The chosen treatment often depends on the severity of corrections required on an individual basis, but some of the most common choices for teens include the following:
Traditional metal braces are the most frequently used treatment for adolescents, but new advances in orthodontic technology provide alternative choices, including ceramic brackets and the clear aligners Invisalign is known for.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you think your teen is ready to undergo orthodontic treatment, we are ready to receive them. We offer a free complimentary exam, so contact us today to find out what we can do to improve your teen's smile. Our friendly office staff is ready to help you schedule an appointment by calling (214) 705-6188.