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Teens’ orthodontics is a treatment performed on your adolescent child once they have achieved sufficient jaw growth and gained most of their adult teeth. The goal of this treatment process is to correct crooked, crowded teeth and a misaligned jaw for a lifetime of optimal orthodontic health. Teens’ orthodontics can provide your child with a boost of confidence and a strong, straight smile for life.
Straightened teeth are easier to keep clean, preventing decay or cavities in the long run.
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Dr. Tessler is an Invisalign Certified Provider. You can rest assured that your teen's smile will be getting the industry’s best expertise when you come to our practice.
In-office isn’t for everyone. If you’d like to whitening your smile in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace, we have at-home options so you feel comfortable with the process from start to finish.
While all professional orthodontic treatments involve some level of customization, custom braces take it to the next level. Each bracket is custom-crafted to fit your unique smile, for increased comfort and more predictable results. Schedule a consultation today to find out if custom braces can help you get the most out of your orthodontic treatment.
Interested in braces but looking for a less noticeable option? Ceramic braces are made out of a translucent ceramic material that matches the natural color of your teeth. It’s a great way to get all the benefits of traditional braces, without shiny metals or bright colors.
If you’re curious about how orthodontic options can transform your teen's smile, how much they cost, or if your teen is even a good candidate, be sure to take advantage of our free orthodontic consultations. Your teen's doctor will answer any questions you may have and walk you through a custom treatment plan so you can make an informed decision about your teen's smile transformation.
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Metal braces are one of the most common, affordable, and durable options for patients looking to correct mild to severe tooth and jaw misalignment. Made of medical-grade stainless steel brackets and archwires, metal braces can correct your teen’s teeth over time to produce a natural, straight smile.
Similar to traditional metal braces, ceramic braces guide your teen’s teeth to its desired alignment with wires and brackets for a strong, straight smile and bite. The main difference is that ceramic braces are composed of a clear ceramic material that matches your teen’s natural tooth shade, making them much less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
Clear aligners are made from medical-grade plastic material to help guide your teen’s teeth into their preferred position. For teens looking for subtlety in their treatment, clear aligners can be an attractive option. ClearCorrect and Invisalign are two popular clear aligner options that can discreetly and drastically straighten your teen’s smile.
Although there is a level of customization involved with all types of professional orthodontic treatment, custom braces are truly tailored to your unique smile. Each bracket is custom-crafted to fit seamlessly to every tooth, for extra comfort and more predictable outcomes. Get in touch with us today to schedule a consultation, and find out if custom braces are right for you.
Dr. Tessler will begin by examining your teen’s jaw, teeth, and gums for any misalignment or bite issues. If your teen’s smile and bite could benefit from an alignment solution, Dr. Tessler will walk you both through each step of the treatment plan to ensure desired results.
Dr. Tessler will then gather a comprehensive set of records to diagnose the problem and create a tailored treatment plan for your teen. Detailed pictures, x-rays, mouth measurements, and digital scans will be taken to create a custom dental appliance for your teen’s smile.
Once the custom-made dental appliance is made, Dr. Tessler will administer proper fitting and placement to ensure maximum comfort and effective results. Our team will also provide your teen with various tips and tricks to keep their dental appliance in great shape throughout their smile alignment journey.
Follow up appointments will be scheduled every 6-12 weeks so the orthodontist can monitor your teen’s progress. Depending on your teen’s bite and alignment issues, treatment can last anywhere from six months to three years.
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Many factors come into play when determining the cost of your teen’s orthodontic treatment, including the severity of their teeth misalignment, appointment and visits, insurance type, and more. The cost is different for each patient, so schedule a consultation with Dr. Tessler to find out how much you’ll pay for your teen’s orthodontic treatment.
Crowded teeth, gapped teeth, awkward bite alignment, uneven teeth proportion within the mouth, and difficulty chewing or breathing are all strong signs that your teen may be in need of orthodontic treatment in Kyle. Even if your teen’s slightly misaligned teeth may not be causing other complications at the moment, they can easily progress if the teeth are left in an unhealthy position. Early detection and treatment is key to maintaining lifelong oral health and preventing other orthodontic issues from arising later down the road.
Our team recommends scheduling an appointment for your teen between the ages of 11 to 13, although any teenager is encouraged to stop by for a consultation. By the age of 11 to 13, most baby teeth will be lost, adult teeth will have emerged, and your teen’s jaw will be pliable and less resistant to orthodontic treatment. This is the best time Dr. Tessler can begin assessing the problems that cause bite issues, improper tooth spacing, and poor alignment in your teen’s mouth.
For most teens, orthodontic problems stem from genetic or inherited traits. However, dental diseases, early loss of baby or adult teeth, an accident, or a habit like prolonged thumb sucking may have caused significant smile or bite issues for your teen. In any case, our team will create a thorough treatment plan to ensure your teen’s unique needs are met and corrected for a lifetime of optimal oral health.
While patients can be consulted for orthodontic care at any age, the teenage years are one of the best times to correct teeth and jaw issues and prevent orthodontic problems from worsening in adulthood. Your teen’s jaw and teeth are nearing their final adult stages but are still malleable and receptive to treatment. If your teen’s crooked smile makes them self conscious or gets in the way of their daily life, braces or clear aligners can give them a confidence boost that they will carry on into their adult years and beyond.