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Why to Consider Orthodontics for Teens

February 24, 2021
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Posted By: Avondale Dental Centre
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Orthodontics not only straighten teeth and give your teen a smile he or she can be proud to show the world, but these treatments may also improve oral health. This is definitely a bonus when it comes to teenagers.

It’s important to remember that teens are on the precipice of adulthood. You want to send him or her into that world with a winning and healthy smile, which means starting their orthodontics sooner rather than later.  

Orthodontics and Invisalign for Teens in Avondale, Auckland

Today, we offer more options than in previous decades, which helps you choose a treatment for your teenager that works best for their specific needs.

In our dental clinic, we offer both Invisalign and traditional orthodontics. Your dentist will provide an exam for your older child and talk to your family about what you’d like to achieve through orthodontics. If it is determined that Invisalign or traditional braces are a good option, we plan their treatment.

Invisalign and traditional orthodontics may correct the following:

  • Crooked, crowded and overlapping teeth
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Smile gaps
  • Bite issues, including overbite

Invisalign relies on custom aligners to bring teeth into position over time. Traditional braces depend on metal and wires to do the same. Your dentist will describe the subtle differences and make a recommendation based on exam findings.

Why a Straight Smile Is Important for Your Teenager

A straight smile may contribute to better confidence, which is important as your child moves into adulthood.

Aside from confidence, a straight smile means less wear on teeth, easier brushing and flossing, eliminating overlapping, overcrowding, and smile comfort.

When teeth are misaligned, your teenager may be at an increased risk for cavities and tooth fractures as well.

For Orthodontics in Avondale, We Welcome Your Call

We enjoy helping our patients achieve comfortable and healthy smiles. If you would like to arrange an evaluation for your teen, we encourage you to reach out to a helpful staff member today.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
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