Your teen may look like an adult, but she’s still growing. That’s what makes the adolescent years a perfect time for active orthodontic treatment. By taking advantage of this time of rapid growth, orthodontic treatment can be optimized, and a wide range of orthodontic problems can be corrected.
As the last of the primary teeth are exfoliated, Dr. Bunn can utilize orthodontic techniques to establish an ideal bite and guide the teeth into optimal alignment. In fact, seeking the proper orthodontic care during the adolescent years can minimize or eliminate the risk of the various dental conditions that your child could face later in life.
During the course of orthodontic treatment, proper oral hygiene and personal responsibility are emphasized. Once treatment is complete, your child will take pride in maintaining a fresh and clean smile, finding that straighter teeth can be cleaned more easily than crowded or crooked teeth.
A well-aligned bite promotes proper health in the jaw joint, less stress on the teeth and supporting ligaments, better speech, and can even improve breathing.
A natural and healthy smile has been shown to strengthen the adolescent’s self-image, self-confidence, and self-esteem. It influences the way that your child views herself and the way that she feels about herself.
Straighter teeth will position your teen for optimal physical and emotional health, setting the standard for a healthy lifestyle.
As a parent, you would like to prepare your child for a healthy and successful future. With orthodontic treatment, you can provide your children with the gift of a healthy smile—a gift that they will appreciate for the rest of their lives.
The orthodontic process begins with a professional consultation. Dr. Bunn can perform a complete oral evaluation in order to assess your teen’s orthodontic needs, followed by a recommendation of the most ideal treatment plan and a face-to-face conversation to discuss your questions and concerns.
To properly introduce your child to Dr. Bunn and the rest of our team, call to schedule an appointment today.