The Teenage Years are the Optimum Time for Treatment
Orthodontic problems don’t improve with age — they simply become harder to treat. It’s easier to treat many orthodontic problems during adolescence because the body is still growing rapidly at this time. Whether we use standard braces, or appliances like palatal expanders, we can create an improved appearance and function in a short period of time. In later years, when the bones of the face and jaw are fully developed, many conditions become more difficult (and costly) to treat.Traditional braces are what many people typically think of when orthodontics come to mind. Thanks to innovative technology, they are now lighter than ever and not nearly as big of an adjustment as some parents may recall during their treatment. They are even more customizable now with various colors to choose from for the brackets.