Adolescent Treatment

The most common age for orthodontic treatment is between 11 and 15. By age 12 most of the permanent teeth have erupted. Crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can be easily detected. These problems will rarely correct themselves, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.

As orthodontics are most commonly associated with youth, children tend to be less apprehensive about the appearance of wearing braces than adults. A teenager’s high metabolism can help shorten overall treatment time and reduce some of the minor discomfort orthodontic appliances may cause.

Please call our office for an initial free examination. Dr. Hage will discuss all your options for treatment and answer all your questions. Our staff will make sure you completely understand the treatment plan, the expected duration and the total cost for treatment.