The teen years are very important from many perspectives in orthodontics, given that treatment is more efficient and faster during periods of active growth. Furthermore, this is a very impressionable time in the development of an individual. Each smile and face is unique and individualized planning of treatment is thus imperative. This provides for a great smile not only at this time but also in the long term with consideration given to changes that occur whilst ageing. A show-stopping smile coupled with attention to the details of function and oral health, are the goals of treatment.
Technology has led to orthodontic treatment options that are more comfortable or more stylish for today’s active teenagers!
Treatment options include metal braces together with colourful options for those who like them, ceramic (clear) braces, lingual braces(hidden behind the teeth), and invisible aligner treatment (eg Invisalign or Clearpath).