Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on the alignment of the teeth. The field of orthodontics utilizes braces, expanders, and other removable appliances in order to correct the alignment of the teeth. This specialized field of dentistry can also correct the bite (how the teeth fit together), correct jaw issues, and even correct the appearance of protruding teeth.
Once your child reaches the age of 11 or 12, the majority of the final permanent teeth except wisdom teeth would have erupted. In such cases, it is possible for an orthodontist to evaluate the alignment of the teeth correctly and identify any misalignment issues, malocclusion, crooked teeth, or teeth gaps. At this age, since the bones of the jaw and face are also still developing, it is possible to influence their size and shape more effortlessly than those of an adult. Hence, teenage or adolescence is considered the best time to undergo orthodontic treatment and have a beautiful smile.
Braces can help correct the alignment of your teen’s teeth. They can also fix bite problems, including overbites, underbites, and crooked teeth.
Here are some of the most common signs that your teen might need braces:
There are several potential treatment options for orthodontic problems in teens, including Invisalign aligners, braces, and palatal expanders.
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