Invest in Your Teen’s Smile
The teenage years (between 12 and 16) are the most common time for orthodontic treatment since most permanent teeth will be in place.
Fortunately, we offer some new solutions that make the treatment process easier than ever.
All About Teen Orthodontics
Experienced orthodontists like Dr. Francis can easily recognize issues with spacing, crowding, bite, and alignment in this age range, and your teen’s bone and jaw structure have formed enough to create the perfect circumstances for orthodontic treatment to begin.
Some teens may have even started Phase I treatment at an earlier age, and are now following it up with full braces or Invisalign.
If you notice any of the following issues, we recommend a complimentary consultation with Dr. Francis at Inman Park Orthodontics, since they could be signs your teen may benefit from orthodontic treatment.
- Early, late, or irregular loss of their baby teeth
- Difficulty with chewing or biting
- Crowding or extra spacing between teeth
- Jaws that shift or make sounds
- Frequent biting of the cheek or the inside of the mouth
- Teeth that meet abnormally or not at all
- Jaws and teeth that are out of proportion to the rest of the face
- Protrusion of teeth
Identifying a Bad Bite
Diagnosing and successfully treating certain bite problems can have both short-term and long-term benefits. Problems classified as “bad bites” can often be minimized with the proper orthodontic treatment at Inman Park Orthodontics, like:
- Crooked or crowded teeth
- Missing or extra teeth
- An overbite or underbite
- Incorrect jaw position
- A disorder of the jaw joint
Benefits of a Straight Smile
Straight teeth that respond well to orthodontic treatment at Inman Park Orthodontics have many benefits, including:
- Being less prone to wear and tear, chipping, and tooth trauma
- Being easier to keep clean, helping to prevent tooth decay and cavities
- Reducing the chances of developing gum disease, which can result in bone loss, decay, and tooth loss
- Improving proper chewing and digestion of food
Choose Your Look
While creating a customized treatment plan for your teen, Dr. Francis might recommend an orthodontic appliance.
Here at Inman Park Orthodontics, we offer:
Braces have come a very long way, even within the past decade. We use more comfortable, lightweight brackets at Inman Park Orthodontics to make treatment easier than ever before.
Also known as clear braces, these work the same way metal braces do but feature brackets made of tooth-colored ceramic materials. Ceramic braces blend in well with your natural smile.
Invisalign® for Teens
Invisalign for Teens straightens teeth without any metal brackets or wires. Instead, it is made up of a series of completely customized, removable clear trays that give you more freedom and flexibility.
FAQs About Teen Orthodontics in Atlanta
Make an Investment in Your Teen’s Smile Today
Orthodontic treatment is an investment in your child’s future. During your free consultation, Dr. Francis will be happy to discuss the benefits of treatment as well as the risk of putting it off.
Although Atlanta adults can successfully complete orthodontic treatment, a teen’s jaws and teeth can respond quicker to orthodontic treatment at Inman Park Orthodontics, which will shorten their total time in treatment.