More than half of orthodontic patients are teenagers. At this stage of development most of their permanent teeth have already erupted into place.
Any problems with the alignment of teeth, issues with their bite, as well as discrepancies in jaw relationships are readily detectable at this time.
At this sensitive age, having teeth that are crooked, gapped, crowded, or protruding can have a negative impact on their self-image as well as their self-esteem.
Thanks to advances in modern orthodontics, today’s image conscious teens can choose from a wide selection of braces that are far less bulky, much less noticeable, and more comfortable than ever before.