Orthodontics For Teens
Nearly 80% of teenagers will need orthodontic treatment before they turn 19. That means that if you are a parent to a child or teen, there is a very good chance that you will be scheduling an orthodontic consult in the near future! At Rave Orthodontics, we love helping teenagers straighten their smiles and feel confident during the most formative years of their lives.
Why Your Teen Needs Ortho
Getting braces is not only a cosmetic treatment, in fact, that is a very small reason for getting braces or other orthodontic treatment. For many teens, misaligned teeth, incorrect bites, and spacing issues can have a huge impact on their speech, eating, and on their self esteem. Fixing these issues early is a great way to improve their quality of life and overall dental comfort.
The Importance of Early Intervention
Some may assume that children and pre-teens don’t need orthodontic intervention until they reach high school or college. The truth is, that the longer misalignment or bite issues are left untreated – the harder it is to move the permanent teeth into proper alignment, which leads to more extensive orthodontics and longer treatment periods.
While many dentists recommend children see an orthodontist as early as age 7, if your child is now a teen – it is not too late! Bring them in to Rave Orthodontics today for a free consultation.
Types of Orthodontics for Teens
Teenagers are at a great age when it comes to options for orthodontics. At age 14, we can discuss the options of traditional metal braces or clear aligners (Invisalign).
A successful and affordable option for many families of teens is traditional metal braces. Our team recommends these for patients who have severe misalignment or spacing issues, will need to have a longer treatment period (longer than 12 months), or who lack the discipline needed for clear aligners.
A flexible and discreet orthodontic option, Invisalign gives teenagers a way to straighten their smiles without drawing attention to their mouths – something many growing teens desire. In addition, Invisalign can be removed when eating or for special occasions, giving them some control over their treatment. It is important that your teen has the discipline needed to reach a successful outcome. This is something our team is happy to discuss with you!
Schedule a Free Consultation for Orthodontics in Medford
Dr. Ravassipour and his team at Rave Orthodontics make it easy to choose the right orthodontic treatment for your teenager. Whether they are a pre-teen or preparing for college, we would love to help them get the smile that gives them the ultimate confidence to take on the world. Schedule an appointment for a free orthodontic consult at one of our convenient locations in Medford, Ashland, or Central Point today.