Adolescent & Teenagers 12 to 18 Years
Many changes occur in a child’s life and physical appearance from ages 12-18, including their smile. By age 12, most of their permanent teeth have arrived. Suddenly, kids are more aware than ever how important their teeth are to their appearance. Caring for the smiles of adolescents and teens is our job at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville. We want to ensure they have healthy, beautiful smiles during this exciting and challenging time of their life.
The pre-teen and teen years are fast-paced, but it is important to make time for dental and orthodontic care. Checkups and cleanings can help maintain healthy teeth, especially for teens that may be less than vigilant in performing their home oral hygiene. Our dental team can help our young patients by performing thorough cleanings and stressing the importance of personal dental care. When teens begin to see how important their teeth are to their appearance, dental health becomes a higher priority. We can help them learn excellent oral care habits and offer dental and orthodontic treatments to improve the health and appearance of their smile.
Orthodontics for Adolescents & Teens
For misaligned teeth or bite problems, adolescent and teenage years are the best time for comprehensive orthodontic treatment. As the body goes through a growth spurt, coinciding orthodontic treatment is effective, since all the permanent teeth, except wisdom teeth, are in place. Our orthodontist, Dr. Patel, can determine if your child requires orthodontic treatment and will discuss the options available at our practice, including:
- Traditional braces
- Clear braces (tooth-colored)
- Invisalign Teen
Dental Care for Children in Middle School and High School
The adolescent and teens years are crucial for developing the smile that your child will have in adulthood. For excellent dental and orthodontic care at one location, you can trust our team at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry in Lawrenceville. We welcome kids and teens from Lawrenceville and the surrounding areas, giving them the best care to create beautiful, healthy smiles. Call today to schedule an appointment.