Orthodontics for teens

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The teen years (between the ages of 12 and 16) are the most common time for orthodontic treatment in New Albany, Corydon, and Floyds Knobs because most permanent teeth will be in place.

Luckily, some new solutions at Periago Orthodontics help make your teen’s treatment process much easier than ever before.

About teen orthodontics in New Albany, Corydon & Floyds Knobs

Experienced orthodontists like Dr. Periago can easily recognize issues with spacing, crowding, bite, and alignment in this age range, and your teen’s bone and jaw structure are formed enough to allow orthodontic treatment to begin.

Some teens may have even started Phase I treatment at an earlier age, and are now following it up with full braces or other orthodontic treatment.

Beyond outward appearances, untreated dental problems can have a lasting impact on your teen’s oral and overall health.

Bad bites

Diagnosing and successfully treating certain bite problems can have short-term and long-term benefits.

Problems classified as “bad bites” can often be minimized with the proper orthodontic treatment, including:

  • Crooked or crowded teeth

  • Missing or extra teeth

  • An overbite or underbite

  • Incorrect jaw position

  • A disorder of the jaw joint

Time to talk to Dr. Periago

If you notice any of these following problems, come for a free consultation with Dr. Periago. These could be warning signs your teen may benefit from orthodontic treatment at Periago Orthodontics.

  • Early, late, or irregular loss of their baby teeth
  • Difficulty with chewing or biting
  • Teeth that meet abnormally or not at all
  • Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face
  • Protrusion of teeth
  • Crowding or extra spacing between teeth
  • Jaws that shift or make sounds
  • Frequent biting of the cheek or the inside of the mouth

Benefits of a straight smile

Straight teeth that respond well to orthodontic treatment at Periago Orthodontics create a lot of advantages, like:

  • Being less prone to wear and tear, chipping, and tooth trauma
  • Being easier to keep clean, helping to prevent tooth decay and cavities
  • Reducing the chances of developing gum disease, which can result in bone loss, decay, and tooth loss
  • Improving proper chewing and digestion of food

Make an investment in your teen’s smile today

Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your child’s future. Although adults can also complete orthodontic treatment, your teenager’s teeth and jaws can respond quicker to orthodontic treatment at Periago Orthodontics, which will shorten their total treatment time. During your free consultation, Dr. Periago will be happy to discuss the benefits of treatment as well as the risk of putting it off.

Orthodontic braces are a big part of life for many people in their teens. While braces may have had a bad reputation before, today’s braces make it easy to look and feel good! With options from clear aligners, metal braces, and invisible braces for teens, our expert, affordable orthodontists near you in New Albany, Corydon & Floyds Knobs are ready to help your teen get the smile of their dreams. Schedule a free orthodontic consultation with us online today!