Teen Treatment

Teen Treatment

Teen orthodontic treatment refers to the specialized care provided to adolescents, typically between the ages of 12 and 18, to correct dental and jaw alignment issues. This stage of treatment is essential as most permanent teeth have erupted, allowing orthodontists in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley to address a wide range of orthodontic problems effectively.

At Faces Orthodontics, with locations in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley, we specialize in providing personalized and effective orthodontic care for teenagers. Our approach is designed to address the unique needs of adolescents, ensuring they receive the best possible treatment to correct dental issues and enhance their overall oral health. 

Objectives of Teen Orthodontic Treatment in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley 

The primary goals of teen orthodontic treatment include:

Correcting Misalignment

Straightening crooked teeth to enhance both function and appearance.

Improving Bite

Addressing overbites, underbites, crossbites, and open bites to ensure a proper bite and jaw alignment.

Enhancing Oral Health

Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of cavities, gum disease, and other oral health issues.

Boosting Self-Confidence

A beautiful, straight smile can significantly improve a teen's self-esteem and social interactions.

Preventing Future Complications

Early intervention can prevent more severe dental problems later in life, potentially avoiding the need for more invasive procedures. Call us to learn more.

Common Orthodontic Issues in Teens

Orthodontic issues commonly addressed in teens in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley include:

  • Crowded Teeth: Insufficient space in the jaw causes teeth to overlap and become misaligned.
  • Spacing Issues: Gaps between teeth, which can result from missing teeth or improper tooth development.
  • Overbite: The upper teeth extend significantly over the lower teeth.
  • Underbite: The lower teeth extend beyond the upper teeth.
  • Crossbite: The upper and lower teeth do not align correctly, causing some upper teeth to sit inside the lower teeth.
  • Open Bite: The upper and lower teeth do not touch when the mouth is closed.

Treatment Options at Faces Orthodontics

At Faces Orthodontics in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley, we offer a variety of treatment options to address these issues. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual needs of the teen, ensuring the best possible outcomes.

Traditional Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of orthodontic treatment for teens. They consist of metal brackets bonded to the teeth and connected by wires. Adjustments to the wires are made periodically to gradually move the teeth into the desired position.

Benefits of Traditional Metal Braces

  • Effective for Severe Cases: They can address a wide range of dental issues, including severe misalignments.
  • Durable: Metal braces are strong and can withstand the rough and tumble of teenage life.
  • Customization: Teens can choose colorful elastics to personalize their braces.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley function similarly to traditional metal braces but use clear or tooth-colored brackets that blend in with the teeth. This makes them a more aesthetically pleasing option.

Benefits of Ceramic Braces

  • Less Noticeable: They are less visible than metal braces, making them a popular choice for teens concerned about appearance.
  • Effective: Ceramic braces are as effective as metal braces in treating most orthodontic issues.

Invisalign® Teen

Invisalign® Teen uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten teeth. The aligners are custom-made for each patient and need to be worn for 20-22 hours a day, being replaced every one to two weeks.

Benefits of Invisalign® Teen:

  • Virtually Invisible: The clear aligners are almost invisible, making them a discreet option.
  • Removable: Teens can remove the aligners for eating, brushing, and flossing, allowing for better oral hygiene.
  • Comfortable: Invisalign aligners are made of smooth plastic, reducing the risk of irritation to the cheeks and gums.

Process of Teen Orthodontic Treatment at Faces Orthodontics

At Faces Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing personalized, comprehensive care for our patients. Our approach includes several key components:

Initial Consultation

The first step in teen orthodontic treatment is a thorough initial consultation. During this visit, we perform a comprehensive examination, which includes:

  • Digital X-rays: These provide a detailed view of the teeth and jaw structure, allowing for accurate diagnosis.- **Photographs: We take detailed photographs of the teeth and face to document the current condition and track progress.
  • Dental Impressions: Impressions of the teeth may be taken to create accurate models for further analysis.

Based on this assessment, we develop a customized treatment plan tailored to the teen's specific needs.

Treatment Plan

After the initial consultation, we discuss the proposed treatment plan with the patient and their parents. This plan outlines the recommended treatment options, the estimated duration of treatment, and the expected outcomes. We believe in clear communication and ensure that our patients and their families fully understand the process and are comfortable with the proposed plan.

Regular Check-ups and Adjustments

Once treatment begins, regular check-ups are essential to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments. These appointments are typically scheduled every 4-8 weeks, depending on the treatment type. During these visits, we:

  • Adjust wires or change aligners as needed.
  • Monitor the movement of teeth and make any necessary modifications to the treatment plan.
  • Address any concerns or questions the patient may have.

The Importance of Orthodontic Treatment Compliance

Compliance is crucial for successful orthodontic treatment. We encourage our teen patients to:

Wear Appliances as Directed

Whether it's braces, aligners, or elastics, following the orthodontist's instructions is key to achieving the desired results.

Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Brushing and flossing regularly helps prevent cavities and gum disease, ensuring a healthy smile post-treatment.

Attend Regular Appointments

Regular check-ups are essential for monitoring progress and making necessary adjustments.

Conclusion

Teen orthodontic treatment at Faces Orthodontics in Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley is designed to provide comprehensive, personalized care that addresses the unique needs of adolescents. With our range of treatment options, advanced technology, and dedicated team, we are committed to helping teens achieve their best smiles.

If you have a teenager in need of orthodontic care, we invite you to schedule a consultation at one of our convenient locations in Scottsdale, Peoria, or Paradise Valley. Let Faces Orthodontics guide your teen toward a healthy, beautiful smile that will last a lifetime. Contact us today to learn more about our services and take the first step towards a brighter, more confident future for your teen.

Contact Faces Orthodontics to learn more about our orthodontic treatment options and take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile. Contact our Scottsdale Office at (480) 661-1818, Peoria Office at (623) 566-6784, or Paradise Valley Office at (602) 992-7182.

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8890 E Desert Cove, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Phone: (480) 661-1818

Email: info@facesorthodntics.com

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9059 West Lake Pleasant Parkway, Peoria, AZ 85382

Phone: (623) 566-6784

Email: info@facesorthodntics.com

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14640 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 5, Phoenix, AZ 85032

Phone: (602) 992-7182

Email: info@facesorthodntics.com

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  • FRI9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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