Adolescent Treatment

adolescent-treatmentAt Glass Orthodontics, we strive to provide excellent orthodontic care to patients of all ages – especially adolescents. Dr. Glass and our dedicated, highly trained team offer a host of orthodontic services, including Invisalign, iBraces and traditional metal braces. Our goal is to give you the smile of your dreams in a comfortable, friendly environment.

Adolescent Treatment At Your Fairhope, AL Orthodontist

The most common time for orthodontic treatment is between the ages of 11 and 15, and there are a number of reasons for this. By this point, most, if not all, of the permanent teeth have erupted, allowing any alignment problems like crooked teeth, gaps, or bad bites to be detected easily. Very rarely do these problems ever correct themselves, so most patients seek treatment as soon as they become apparent.

Another aspect of this time period that makes it ideal for treatment is that there is less of a negative association to braces – braces are very common among adolescents; seen by many as a sort of rite of passage. This makes the prospect of braces more appealing to our adolescent patients.

Finally, there are biological and physiological benefits to orthodontic treatment at this age. Frequent growth spurts can be taken advantage of to help align teeth and shape the bite, and the higher metabolism of adolescents can help to shorten treatment time and reduce discomfort from orthodontic treatment.

Schedule An Appointment

Is your teen ready for braces? If you'd like to schedule an appointment, feel free to use our online form or give us a call at our Daphne, Bay Minette or Atmore, AL offices. At Glass Orthodontics, we live for creating beautiful smiles, and we can't wait to see yours!