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Orthodontics for teenagers

Orthodontic treatment for teenagers can begin when the adult teeth have finished growing in, between the ages of 11 and 13. Dr. Nguyen offers several methods of orthodontic treatment for teens.

Orthodontic treatment for teenagers

It is not unusual to see teenagers wearing braces. Adolescence is a period of great change, which applies to the dentofacial area too. The teenage years are a good time to start orthodontic treatment since your adult teeth are usually fully grown in.

Orthodontic treatment during adolescence or childhood can even sometimes help you avoid orthodontic treatment in adulthood.

When orthodontics for teenagers is recommended

Most orthodontic treatments are performed between the ages of 11 and 18. At this age, permanent dentition is well developed and the jaws are still growing, making it easier to correct dental alignment and jaw occlusion problems.

Adolescence is an ideal time to undertake orthodontic treatment since it is easier for your teeth to be moved at this stage of your growth. Orthodontic treatment for teens can:

Give your teen a beautiful smile

There are many ways to give your teenager the smile they’re hoping for. At Orthodontie Côte-des-Neiges, our Montreal orthodontist will support your teenager at every stage of their orthodontic treatment.

Frequently asked questions

Dentists are general practitioners. They deal in many aspects of oral health, while an orthodontist specializes in the correction of malocclusions, dental alignment and dentofacial orthopedics. 

Unfortunately, no. If you have private or group insurance, we will provide you with an orthodontic insurance form to submit to your insurance company. Orthodontic fees are tax-deductible. 

You should continue to visit your dentist regularly during your orthodontic treatment. The professional fees for your orthodontic treatment exclude the cost of routine dental care.

Usually every 8 weeks, depending on the type of treatment you choose. Regular appointments are the key to a successful orthodontic treatment.

You will need avoid some food to prevent damage to the wires or cause your braces to come loose.

Braces do not interfere with your regular brushing. We will provide a kit and give you hygiene and brushing instructions.

In the days following the installation of your appliances, your speech may be slightly slurred, but keep in mind that this is temporary.

Schedule an appointment with our clinic

Whether the best treatment for your teen is Damon braces, clear aligners or corrective jaw surgery, our clinic is here to help. We understand the importance of taking care of your adolescent’s dental health, and we’re ready to work with you to find the best solution.

Our dedicated team will be happy to welcome your teen and provide an individual assessment. We work with state-of-the-art technology to provide effective, personalized treatment.

Contact us today for more information and to schedule an appointment with our orthodontic professionals. We look forward to helping your teen develop a healthy, bright smile.