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Orthodontics for Teenagers

Give your child the confidence to excel in life.

Your smile is your greeting to the world. Not everyone is born with beautiful teeth. Crooked teeth or spaces between the teeth may be a source to embarrassment or self-consciousness. Improperly aligned teeth and jaws, called a ‘malocclusion’, also can lead to tooth decay and host of sometimes painful dental disorders. The good news is that orthodontic treatment can correct malocclusions and help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that’s good for life.

Most orthodontic patients begin active treatment between the ages of 9 and 14.


What benefits are there for your teenager to get orthodontic treatment?

  • Enhance dental hygiene and oral health

  • Reduce tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss

  • Improve difficulty in chewing and/or speaking and possible jaw joint problems

  • Improve facial profile for a more youthful look

  • Improve the smile and overall self confidence

  • Confidence to excel in school and personal life

  • Influence growth of the jaws in a positive manner

  • Improve width of the dental jaws

  • Reduce or eliminate the need to extract permanent teeth

  • Reduce or eliminate the need for jaw or facial surgery

  • Lower the risk of injury to protruded front teeth

  • Correct harmful oral habits

  • Reduce appearance-consciousness during critical developmental years

  • Reduce likelihood of impacted permanent teeth

  • Improve chewing and swallowing

  • Improve lip closure

  • Reduce potential damage and strain to muscle/jaw joints

  • Aid in optimizing other dental treatment

To book for an initial consultation, please contact Norwest Orthodontics for our Specialist Orthodontist to assess your teenager's teeth and recommend the ideal treatment.