Orthodontic Solutions for Teens
The ideal time to treat orthodontic problems is during your early teen years, between the ages of 11 and 13. While traditional metal braces are an effective option, many teens dislike them due to the limitations they place on their lifestyle.
Many teens lead active lives that include sports and social activities, making braces an inconvenience. Not to mention, the metal wires can cause teens to feel self-conscious when they smile.
If your teen is concerned about wearing braces, Dr. Grussmark offers a convenient alternative with Invisalign Teen®. Explore our guide to learn the best orthodontic option for your teen.
Reasons for Orthodontic Correction
Dr. Grussmark recommends that your teen get orthodontic treatment if they suffer from any of the following issues:
- Open bite
- Gap teeth
For decades, the standard choice for orthodontic correction has been metal braces and they remain a highly effective treatment today. Advances in technology have allowed for a variety of improvements over the years, helping to make braces as comfortable and convenient as possible.
However, many teens are reluctant to wear braces. In addition to causing social embarrassment, metal wires can irritate your gums and prevent you from eating certain foods. Broken wires or snagged brackets can also be a hassle, forcing you to schedule sudden emergency appointments.
That’s why Dr. Grussmark recommends Invisalign treatment for teens.
A more discreet and convenient alternative to braces, Invisalign uses clear aligners that are nearly invisible to straighten your teen’s smile. This allows them to stay socially active without any fear of embarrassment.
Invisalign aligners are also removable so your teen can eat and drink whatever they want without ruining their trays. The thermoplastic material is smooth and customized to the shape of their bite for maximum comfort.
Best of all, Invisalign straightens teeth up to two times faster than metal braces. In most cases, Dr. Grussmark can help your teen achieve a healthy smile in approximately twelve months.
Ask Dr. Grussmark About Orthodontics for Teens
If your teen is suffering from orthodontic issues, Dr. Grussmark can help them find the solution that best fits their needs. Whether it’s traditional braces or Invisalign treatment, he’ll ensure your teen receives safe and comfortable care that delivers spectacular results.
Call one of our three locations in the Miami area and schedule a consultation with Dr. Grussmark today.