Between the ages of 11 and 15 are the most ideal time for an orthodontic treatment.
This is the time when most of the permanent teeth are already in place, which means any crooked teeth, gaps, and bad bites are easy to detect.
Adolescent kids are growing rapidly as well. We can take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite of our patients correctly. It’s easier to treat orthodontic problems while the body is still growing rather than waiting until adulthood. Adults have already fully developed facial bones and jaw, making correcting orthodontic problems more difficult to treat.
At St. Johns Orthodontics, we believe that an orthodontic treatment can greatly benefit a child, boosting their self-confidence and allowing adolescents going through the puberty stage to have one less thing to worry about.
First Consultation with Dr. Jason Ouellette
During the first orthodontic consultation at St. Johns Orthodontics, we may take X-rays and photos of your teen’s smile and make a model of the bite. These tools help Dr. Jason Ouellette plan your child’s treatment, and give potential treatment options.
We offer the following:
- Traditional Metal Braces
- Lingual Braces
- Ceramic Braces
The right treatment depends on the severity of the orthodontic problem, gum and bone response to orthodontic treatment, and patient growth. These also contribute to the length of the treatment.
Give your teen the gift of a lifelong beautiful smile.
Call St. Johns Orthodontics today to start your child’s orthodontic treatment.