Teen braces are very common and most often orthodontic treatment occurs between the ages of 11 and 14. At this time, most if not all of the permanent teeth are in place and crowding, spacing, or bad bites are often noticeable. Teen braces are usually best tolerated and most efficient when completed early as a child or adolescent as opposed to as an adult.
Since growth is not yet completed, we have the ability to use the remaining growth potential to help move teeth into their ideal positions and correct bite problems. The length of treatment varies depending on the nature of your bite. Minor changes can be corrected in less than 6 months while major changes can take up to 36 months. The average is usually about one and a half to two years.
There are many reasons to seek orthodontic treatment and get braces for teens, but for a complete list with visual examples, visit Who Needs Orthodontics.
At Odhner Orthodontics, we want you to be happy – not only with your final smile, but during your orthodontic treatment, as well – which is why we offer many options for you to choose from: