Now that you have all your adult teeth, it’s time to make them shine! Teenage years are a wonderful, yet delicate time for establishing your identity and self-confidence, and our team at Hillsdale Orthodontics wants you to stride with pride. With an attractive smile, we help our teenage patients put their best foot forward in the world.
Studies have shown that improving a person’s smile will boost his or her self-confidence, career prospects, and social status. They have also shown that people take better care of their teeth when they are proud of how they appear, establishing a virtuous, lifelong habit for healthy teeth. Straighter teeth are also easier to clean and a good bite considerably reduces the risk for future damage and wear to the teeth.
Traditionally, teens have been the largest part of orthodontic practices, and that is because they are in the perfect phase of having all their adult teeth to straighten, and yet are still growing with amazing bone turnover speeds! This means that your orthodontist can still modify the jaw growth if necessary, and the teeth respond quickly to treatment, resulting in optimal outcomes with short treatment times. Many parents marvel at the speed of the transformation during treatment, and the whole experience truly is one of the greatest gifts that a parent can give their kids, one that will stay with them long after they leave the nest.
At Hillsdale Orthodontics, we offer low-profile braces with an array of cool colors for our teen patients to choose from, so get ready in style for 4th of July and St. Patrick’s. And parents – if you think that orthodontic treatment options have not changed since the days you had them yourself, think again! Although “brace face” is often thought of as a right of passage, brackets have come a long way to be much sleeker, more comfortable, and user-friendly.
If braces still do not sound appealing for your teen, we offer clear aligner options, such as Invisalign Teens! For your busy teen who is ever-occupied with school, sports, music, and other extracurricular activities, the clear aligner option can be an excellent way to receive high-quality orthodontic treatment with minimal disruptions to their lives and for them to GO WIRELESS!
Self-conscious about a snaggle tooth, your overbite, or the shape and size of your teeth? Showing too much gum when you smile? Check out “Our Work” page to see the magic Dr. Leemin can work on your smile!