Smile With Confidence After Teen Orthodontics in Richmond Hill!

We recommend that you look into teen Orthodontics in Richmond Hill for healthy oral development. A healthy smile goes a long way towards easing your growing child’s transition into adulthood. From popular solutions like Invisalign and the Harmony system, there are a number of techniques and products we can use to create a brighter smile, today.

We’re here to work with you and provide you with answers to your questions and concerns. Don’t let your growing teen head into adulthood with anything less than a perfect smile. Contact us today to learn more about getting your teen braces or Invisalign!

The Perfect Time for Teen Orthodontics

These years are the most common time for growing teens to get orthodontic treatment, especially braces. One of the reasons why so many orthodontists recommend treatment during this time is because children are losing the last of their baby teeth.

Once the adult teeth have fully come in, the jaw is relatively set and teeth are permanent. From this point, any potential problems are unlikely to solve themselves.

If your growing teen is having problems with their jaw or teeth, braces are the best way to fix any issues and help avoid complicated surgeries or procedures later on.

Treatment Phases

Unlike with younger children, Phase I treatment doesn’t apply for teenagers (usually between ages eleven and thirteen) because most of their permanent teeth have emerged. This is why we recommend Phase II Treatment for children in this age group.

Our goal with Phase II Treatment is to position your teen’s permanent teeth to improve their appearance and function. We accomplish this by using braces for a period lasting between a year to a year and a half.

If your child experienced the improvements of Phase I Treatment when they were younger, Phase II Treatment will require less participation. This means that the teen may not need as many rubber bands or headgear to improve their problem areas. Phase I Treatment could also lead to less time in braces!

Signs You Need Teen Orthodontics

There are a number of signs that indicate whether your teen needs orthodontics, many of which are similar to those for children. If you aren’t sure which treatment to pursue, contact our office for a consultation and more information.

Here are some signs of why your teen may need orthodontic treatment:

  • Baby teeth are lost later than usual
  • Problems with chewing or biting
  • Drastic speech impediments
  • Continuous mouth breathing
  • Protruding teeth (overbite or underbite)
  • Severe front teeth crowding

Benefits of Teen Evaluation & Treatment

One of the biggest advantages to getting pre-teen/teen orthodontic treatment is that the growing child can potentially avoid adult treatment. The longer someone goes without orthodontic treatment, the more difficult possible treatment solutions become.

One reason that getting treatment as an adult is more drastic is because the earlier teeth are set, the more they will hold. If teeth have been in place for 20 years and you try to change them, they will naturally want to go back to their old shape. Therefore, getting orthodontics in your teens can help you avoid more complicated treatment and serious surgeries later on.

Get Started with Teen Orthodontics!

Being a teenager is the most common age for getting braces because all the adult teeth are now present and it is also possible to take advantage of the remaining jaw growth to correct the skeletal problems.

Most importantly, getting treatment at this age can help avoid complications later on during adult treatment. Having braces doesn’t have to be embarrassing either! We offer Invisalign and colorful braces for teens so that they can smile with confidence.

Teens can improve the functionality and appearance of their smile quickly and efficiently with braces. Get started with teen Orthodontics in Richmond Hill and our team at Smiles on Yonge can help you determine the best treatment option. The sooner your teen get started with braces, the sooner they will come off.

Smiles on Yonge Orthodontics is Here for You

If your teen is approaching the age of 13, they could benefit from getting an evaluation. Dr. Rashed and the team would be happy to evaluate your teeth and recommend the best orthodontic options with our practice! Contact our office to schedule an appointment.


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Smiles on Yonge Orthodontics
8900 Yonge Street, Unit 1 Richmond Hill Ontario L4C 0L7