The teenage years are often when orthodontic treatment is started.
It’s that window in life where adult teeth have grown in but development is still happening. Expert orthodontists can take advantage of that and guide the development of the jaw and teeth to where they should be.
While each child’s dental timetable is a bit different, it’s usually between the ages of 11 and 13 that the baby teeth have all been lost, and adult teeth have grown in.
This is an ideal time to work on correcting any issues regarding bite patterns, tooth spacing, or crookedness.
As teens get older, their orthodontic problems may worsen and become more difficult (and expensive) to treat. Once development has stopped, the teeth and bones of the face and jaw will stabilize, making them more difficult to shift and taking longer to do it.
With proper orthodontic treatment, a ton of potential health issues can be prevented, and a beautiful smile can be achieved.
Thus, enhancing both dental health and overall well-being.
Orthodontic treatment during adolescence can have a profound impact on a teenager’s self-esteem and confidence.
A beautiful smile can significantly improve a young person’s self-image. It allows them to feel more comfortable and assured in public and amongst peers. This newfound confidence can positively influence various aspects of their lives:
It may seem foolish to say braces can do all that, but there’s no cap on a young adult with self-confidence.
Anything is possible.
Dr. Kuhni’s dedication to providing personalized care means he takes the time to understand each guests’ unique needs and desires.
During your free consultation with Dr. Kuhni, you’ll get x-rays taken and he will walk you through a proposed orthodontic treatment plan. This plan will be personalized to you and your situation. It will be made to achieve the most beautiful and natural smile as soon as possible.
There’s no one size fits all plan at Kuhni Orthodontic Studio.
Once treatment has begun, Dr. Kuhni will personally check in on your progress with each visit to make sure you’re on track.
Dr. Kuhni is an artist at heart and cares about your wellbeing. Rest assured, he has the skillset to fix these problems and will spend time with you to make sure it’s done right.
His artistic and caring approach to orthodontics ensures effective and personalized solutions for common problems like overcrowding and misalignment.
By addressing these issues during adolescence, he helps set the foundation for improved oral health and greater self-confidence, leading to a happier and more fulfilling life.
At the end of the day, you can’t go wrong preventing future problems by creating a better smile.
Many of the teenage guests we see come in because of overcrowding and crooked teeth. Their new adult teeth often don’t come in straight and can cause problems for other areas of the mouth.
It has significant impacts on oral hygiene and dental health.
When teeth are crowded and positioned irregularly, it becomes challenging to effectively brush and floss. This can lead to complications such as:
Aside from difficulty brushing and flossing, there are also complications that come from the misaligned teeth themselves.
All these health issues can be prevented and a beautiful smile created with proper orthodontic treatment.
Most of the teenagers we see are concerned about the amount of time it will take to correct their orthodontic problems.
Treatment can take anywhere between 6 and 30 months. The answer depends entirely on the specific type of treatment needed.
During your initial consultation we will take X-rays of your teeth, along with impressions of the mouth. This information will be used to create a treatment plan for your specific issues. We’ll work closely with teens and parents when creating a treatment plan to make sure everyone is onboard.
To set up a consultation for orthodontic treatment, please contact Kuhni Orthodontic Studio here at Spanish Fork, Utah. We love helping people of all ages achieve the smile they’ve always wanted with braces or Invisalign®.