Between the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment – and for good reason. By age 12, most, if not all, permanent teeth have erupted and are in place and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can be easily detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment. This is also a good time for orthodontic treatment because negative association with braces is not present. Many children in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment and are able to be convinced to wear braces because they see their friends wearing them and they want to fit in. Besides the benefits of fitting in with their friends, children at this age have high metabolisms, which can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce the discomfort of orthodontic treatment. Call us on (02) 8426 9000 for an initial consultation and we will determine the best time for treatment, outlining the treatment plan, the treatment duration and the approximate cost for the treatment.
Being a teenager is a difficult time for many people. There is constant pressure to fit in, and that can make many kids insecure about their appearance. Braces for teens is not only about improving a smile but, most importantly, about improving oral health. Teen orthodontic treatment is an investment in your longer-term wellbeing — not just appearance, but overall health and wellbeing. Though it may not seem like it to you at the moment, your teenage years are some of the best times for orthodontic work. Between the ages of 11 and 14, all your adult teeth will have come through, and the bone metabolism is also higher than an adult’s; this means you’ll have a shortened treatment time and more predictable outcome by comparison. Correcting these issues now will lead to better oral health as an adult. Another important consideration is that although braces may not be the most fun experience of your life, it is a time of life when everyone else around you will have them too. There’s less of a social stigma attached when plenty of your peers are also wearing them — so if you need orthodontic treatment, it’s best to get it out of the way as soon as possible.
Earlwood Orthodontics is here to help.Here at Earlwood Orthodontics, we help many teenagers smile with confidence. Our registered orthodontist, Dr Jimenez, has an excellent track record across a wide range of appliances for orthodontic treatments for teenagers. Her expertise includes (but not limited to) traditional braces, clear braces, incognito braces and Invisalign. Our team is qualified, experienced and dedicated to helping you choose the right type of treatment for your orthodontic needs.
FAQsIf you’re told that you might need braces or a plate, there’s a lot of information to take in. That’s why we’ve compiled some of the most common questions facing parents and teens around teenager orthodontic treatment.
- What is orthodontic treatment for teens?
- When can I start treatment?
- How often do I get my braces adjusted?
- Are there foods that I cannot eat while wearing braces?
- How long will I need to wear braces?
- How much will treatment cost?