The dental appointments you set for your kids have many advantages. Early visits help younger children feel at ease with their dentist, and with treatment, and they also provide early guidance to help them learn to properly care for their teeth on their own. These appointments also provide you feedback about the development of your child’s smile, which can lead to timely warnings about concerns like malocclusion. Many kids can benefit from orthodontic services to fix poor spacing. If your teen is nearing an age where they should begin orthodontic treatment, our Shirley, NY orthodontic treatment office can help! For teenagers, we can discuss the use of traditional braces to make improvements, and we can also discuss Invisalign as a treatment option.

Is It Time For Your Teen To Have Their Teeth Straightened?

Many kids will have some issues with malocclusion—poor teeth spacing—that should be addressed through orthodontic work. Once they reach the age where treatment is recommended, they can have these problems fixed. The corrective work that teens receive can have benefits for their appearance, but this offers more than just cosmetic benefits. Straighter teeth can improve a person’s bite function and make oral hygiene efforts easier to manage. We provide several patient-friendly options for care, including options that minimize the impact of treatment on their appearance.

We Can Provide Metal And Ceramic Braces

Traditional orthodontic appliances provide successful treatment for patients who have gaps, overlaps, and other spacing problems that need to be properly adjusted. At our practice, we can offer both metal braces and braces that use ceramic to provide a more smile-friendly look. With both options, we can provide positive patient experiences as we deal with malocclusion problems that hurt your teen’s appearance and bite health.

Should You Consider Invisalign For Your Teen?

With Invisalign aligners, orthodontic treatment becomes easier to fit into daily life. One reason for this is that they are difficult to see, which means they can be worn discreetly throughout the day. Another is that they are easy to remove, so they are not in the way when your teenager needs to eat or care for their smile. Based on a review of their current issues with misalignment, we can determine if this is a good option for your child. Invisalign also provides a discreet smile solution for adults who want to make positive changes by fixing gaps and overlaps between teeth.

Talk To Your Shirley, NY Dentist About Braces For Your Teenager

Through orthodontic treatment, we can help your teenager show off a straighter, more attractive smile, and we can protect them against the oral health issues that poor spacing can create. If you would like to learn more about their options for treatment, contact your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist, Dr. Diamantakis, by calling (631) 399-1600.