Rely on the professionals at Mary Cay Koen Orthodontics in Goodlettsville, TN, for fast and effective braces for teens. The most common time for comprehensive adolescent treatment is between the ages of 11 and 15. By age 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth have erupted. Problems such as crowded or overly spaced teeth and bad bites will seldom self-correct once the canines are fully erupted, so this is when many parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.
Most adolescents are still in the midst of their final growth spurt, which is helpful during treatment. Rubber band wear and functional appliances are more effective in the correction of bite problems during the rapid growth of the final growth spurt. Also, children this age appreciate the improvements on their smiles during middle and high school.
The Damon Smile System is an ideal option when comparing braces for teens, as this system is more comfortable and less conspicuous than traditional orthodontics. They also reduce total treatment time because of the “tie-less” system, which means there is no need for tightening. During the initial consultation, we will identify if the Damon Smile System may be a good fit.