Most orthodontic problems are ideally treated during this time. Usually, all or most permanent teeth are erupted and patients are at one of their most active phases of growth. This is a great time to correct most problems, as the jaws are actively growing and their growth can be easily modified during this time. In order to minimize patient involvement during the treatment process, we work very hard to maximize ideal treatment goals with our adolescent patients.
Adolescence is the time of our lives when other people’s opinions about us and how we look are of prime importance. Self-esteem and assurance are critical in how we develop into adulthood. Having straight teeth and a beautiful smile increases our confidence and how others perceive us.