Adolescent Orthodontic Treatment in Conover
Hass Family Orthodontics provides adolescent orthodontics in Conover, NC. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 828-464-5300.
Adolescent orthodontics isn’t just about creating a beautiful smile—it also lays the foundation for a lifetime of good oral health. Straighter teeth are easier to clean, which reduces the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, and a proper bite prevents abnormal wear that leaves teeth susceptible to damage. Even if your child’s teeth appear straight, they may have bite issues that could cause future complications.
The second stage of two phase orthodontic treatment is adolescent orthodontics. After Phase I is complete, there is a pause in treatment; once the secondary (permanent) teeth begin to erupt, we can begin Phase II treatment. If your child did not have early orthodontic treatment, adolescent orthodontic treatment may require additional time in braces, as well as specialized orthodontic appliances to correct jaw alignment.
Adolescent Orthodontic Treatment Options
We offer the following adolescent orthodontic treatment options:
Invisalign Teen –Invisalign Teen uses clear plastic aligners to gently shift the teeth into proper alignment, rather than traditional brackets and wires. Although Invisalign Teen is not a fit for all orthodontic cases, it’s a popular adolescent treatment option because aligners are discreet, comfortable, and convenient.
- Braces – Braces can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues, making them the most commonly used solution for adolescent orthodontics. We offer technologically advanced options, including the Damon system and Titanium braces, which make treatment faster, more comfortable, and hassle-free.
Frequently Asked Questions About Adolescent Orthodontic Treatment
What is the best adolescent orthodontic treatment?
Each patient has their own unique needs, preferences, and personality, which means there is no single treatment that is best for everyone. Dr. Hass will help you and your teen understand the different options available, along with their advantages and disadvantages.
Is 15 too old for braces?
You’re never too old for braces! Ideally, we would begin treatment soon after all of your child’s primary teeth have fallen out and the secondary teeth have started to erupt, but there is no upper age limit for braces.
How long is adolescent orthodontic treatment?
The length of adolescent orthodontic treatment depends on whether your child had early orthodontic treatment. It typically takes 1 to 3 years for adolescent orthodontics, provided that your teen doesn’t miss their appointments, gets broken brackets replaced right away, and follows our instructions.
Do braces change facial appearance?
Yes, braces do change a teen’s facial appearance, but these changes are positive ones. Orthodontic treatment creates a more symmetrical face and balanced profile.
Is it okay for my child not to get braces?
While orthodontics may not be as urgent as filling a cavity or placing a dental crown, the risk of not getting orthodontic treatment when it’s recommended is that it can cause your child serious dental issues when they reach adulthood, which can be time-consuming and costly to fix.
Call 828-464-5300 to schedule an adolescent orthodontic appointment with our orthodontist in Conover, NC.