Why are the teenage years recommended for Orthodontic treatment?

The teenage years are usually the best time for orthodontic treatment. Having braces as a teenager is usually simpler and more comfortable as compared to having braces as an adult.

This is mainly because there is a lot of growth going on during the teenage years and this growth can often be harnessed to help correct orthodontic problems because the jaw bones and soft tissues are more pliable during this time.

Orthodontic treatment for teenagers usually takes between 18 to 24 months. Some complex problems, such as impacted teeth or jaw discrepancies, may result in longer treatment time.

Orthodontist Specialist Clinic Canberra Capital Smiles - Adolescent orthodontic treatment

What kinds of braces are suitable for teenagers?

Technological advances have now brought about more orthodontic treatment options than ever before.

These include:

Dr. Singh will assess your child’s case and go through all available options with you and your child to ensure that your teenager benefits from the most suitable braces option for him or her.

To arrange for a consultation with our specialist orthodontist Dr Jasprit Singh, please call us on 02 6111 2946 or 0456 711 950.

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