Teen Orthodontist

The best time to treat teens with orthodontic care is between ages 12 and 16. In most cases, their adult teeth have come in and their jaw and bone structure are formed and ready for orthodontic treatments. If your child has had Phase I treatment, this is when Phase II begins with full braces or additional orthodontic care.

Our Expertise

Invisalign

In many cases, teens are great candidates for Invisalign Teen and get great results without the need for braces.

Improve facial balance

In many cases, facial imbalance can still be improved in our teen patients by utilizing special appliances specifically designed to treat facial imbalances in teen patients that are still growing.

Individualized treatment

Dr. Cameron realizes that every patient is different. That is why he approaches each patient with a personalized plan designed to address each patient’s individual needs.

HOW WE HELP

Indications for Early Treatment

The best time to treat teens with orthodontic care is between ages 12 and 16. In most cases, their adult teeth have come in and their jaw and bone structure are formed and ready for orthodontic treatments. If your child has had Phase I treatment, this is when Phase II begins with full braces or additional orthodontic care.

As with early orthodontic intervention, Dr. Cameron will assess the oral and overall health of your teen–based on spacing, crowding, bite, alignment and other potential issues–to assure your teen’s oral health exceeds outward appearance.

Signs that your teen is a candidate for orthodontic treatment include: irregular (early or late) loss of baby teeth, crowding or extra spacing between teeth, abnormal spacing, difficulty eating or chewing, shifting jaw or clicking, frequently biting cheek or side of tongue, disproportionate upper or lower jaw or protruding teeth.

Diagnosis

Diagnosing orthodontic issues early-on can make a big difference in long-term care. The benefits for alleviating snoring, improper bite, “bad bites” and excess protrusion and crowding of teeth can help short-term with your teen’s confidence and sleep, and long-term with oral health (less cavities and proper bite). Treatments include:

  • Overbite or underbite
  • Poor jaw positioning
  • TMJ or disorder of the jaw joint
  • Crooked or crowded teeth
  • Missing adult teeth
  • Extra teeth

Proper treatment will align and straighten your teen’s teeth and will have long-lasting benefits. It will, lessen the wear and tear on teeth, help prevent chipping and cracking of teeth, help improve chewing, reduce tooth decay, gum disease and help prevent tooth decay. In extreme cases, proper orthodontic care will help reduce chances in bone loss and jaw disfunctions.