Treatments

Adolescent Treatment

in Bee Cave, TX

Boss Orthodontics offers orthodontic treatment options to patients of all ages; however, the ideal time to achieve the most dramatic results is during the adolescent years. We know this is a busy time in your teenager's life, and we want you to spend more time doing the things that come with these precious years. We utilize the latest technology for precise and efficient treatment, so you can spend less time in our office and more time doing the things that matter most.

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Why Would an Adolescent Need Orthodontic Treatment?

Orthodontics can correct a variety of oral health issues, including crowded, crooked, or gapped teeth, as well as overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites. Addressing these concerns carries many benefits beyond a beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with it. Teeth that are aligned are much easier to clean, which makes them less vulnerable to cavities or gum disease. Teeth that fit together in a good bite, can last a lifetime. 

Why Is Adolescence an Ideal Time for Orthodontic Treatment?

Adolescent treatment or phase II treatment is often recommended as soon as all the baby teeth are lost, and most of the permanent teeth are in. That may be in conjunction with an earlier phase I treatment or on its own. We often recommend the use of devices such as expanders or habit appliances in combination with braces. It's much easier to correct many orthodontic problems in the adolescent years because they are still growing, and the desired results can be achieved in a short time. 

What Are Common Adolescent Treatment Options?

Braces. Our high-tech wires continually apply gentle forces to the teeth and our high-tech self-ligating brackets, gently tighten over time. This means you don’t need to come in as often. We use 3D virtual software to plan treatment. This allows for precise bracket placement, moving the teeth to their final position from day one. Many times we are able to finish treatment in about half the traditional number of office visits.

Clear Aligners. More and more teens are opting for clear aligners. As your child swaps one set of aligners for the next, the teeth will gradually move into alignment. Your teen must wear the aligners for a minimum of 22 hours each day, and only remove them to brush and floss, or to eat. For the right case, aligners allow teens to achieve their ideal smiles without anyone having to know!

Hybrid Treatment. For many teens who desire quick and discreet orthodontics, hybrid treatment combines the best attributes of self-ligating braces and clear aligners. This involves using self-ligating braces for up to six months to rapidly unravel crowding, broaden the arch, improve smile arc, and do most of the heavy lifting. After the self-ligating braces work their magic, braces are removed, and we do the fine-tuning with our clear aligners. Hybrid treatment allows us to correct their teeth much faster than with just aligners alone.

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Adolescent Treatment Near Me

Contact Boss Orthodontics in Bee Cave, TX, to learn more about adolescent, or phase II treatment, for healthy, beautiful smiles. Our team is committed to utilizing the latest technology and techniques to deliver dramatic results.

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