During the teenage years, between the ages of 11 and 15, is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons! By age 12, most, if not all, of your permanent teeth have erupted and are in place, and crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems will hardly ever correct themselves, so this is likely when your parents will decide to seek orthodontic treatment for you.
This is a good time for orthodontic treatment because many negative associations of braces are not present. Many teenagers in this age range undergo orthodontic treatment, and you can feel comfortable wearing braces because some of your friends are wearing them, too!
And if you are self-conscious about wearing braces, we offer clear ceramic braces! You won’t have to worry about embarrassing dark metal braces in your yearbook photo or on your Facebook profile picture! These ceramic brackets are made of a translucent, or see-through, material, and they will blend in with the color of your teeth. These brackets are far less noticeable than metal brackets. You can proceed with your necessary orthodontic treatment without having to feel insecure!
The most visible benefit of undergoing orthodontic treatment is the improved appearance and self-esteem that comes from a straight, beautiful smile! It is commonly observed and reported that improved appearance can help a person’s academic, professional and personal success, and that one of the most significant factors of appearance is a wide, bright smile. Having a beautiful smile can help you look and feel better about yourself, especially in the tough teenage years, and can significantly impact every aspect of your life!