Bay Area Smiles - Adolescent Orthodontics, Invislign Teen®

Being an adolescent or teenager is challenging enough. But it can be harder for one with crooked teeth. Their self-esteem and social life can be profoundly – and negatively – affected. This is especially the case for teenagers who are making the transition from childhood to adulthood, which is rarely easy. Crooked teeth can also affect bite, hinder proper hygiene and contribute to speech disorders, gum disease and other functional growth problems.

Why adolescent orthodontics?

Treatment is important because crooked or crowded teeth are hard to clean, and that may contribute to tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. A bad bite can also cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, difficulty in chewing and/or speaking, excess stress on supporting bone and gum tissue and possible jaw joint problems. Without treatment, problems may become worse. Orthodontic treatment to correct a problem may prove less costly than the additional dental care required to treat the problems that can develop in later years.

Then there’s the emotional side of an unattractive smile. When you are not confident in the way you look, your self-esteem suffers. Teen-agers whose malocclusions are left untreated may go through life feeling self-conscious, hiding their smiles with tight lips or a protective hand.

Confidence that comes with a beautiful smile

We offer comprehensive orthodontic care for kids and teens. To help them have a lifetime of healthy, attractive and confident smiles, we start by assessing their orthodontic concerns. Then we’ll recommend a treatment program based on their individual needs. Your child’s treatment is carefully planned based on our experience and delivered using the latest methods.

State-of-the-art straight wire brackets, for example, are easier to adjust, use thinner wires and allow the wire to slide freely, creating less friction during tooth movements. As a result, adjustments are less frequent and completed more quickly... and total treatment time can usually be reduced while giving your adolescent excellent results!

Invislign Teen®

You want the confidence of a great smile – let Invislign Teen get you there. Invisalign Teen takes a modern approach to straightening teeth with its smooth, comfortable plastic instead of sharp metal that is more likely to irritate your cheeks and gums. Invislign Teen lets you remove the clear aligners when you want, allowing you to brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health. Enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening!

To give your child a life time of confidence – call us today.