Phase II / Adolescent Treatment

phase IIBetween the ages of 11 and 15 is the most common time for orthodontic treatment, and for good reasons. By age 12, most if not all of the permanent teeth are in place.  Crooked teeth, gaps and bad bites can easily be detected. These problems tend to get worse over time, so this is when most parents decide to seek orthodontic treatment.

Children at this age are growing rapidly, and orthodontists can take advantage of these growth spurts to help shape the bite and teeth correctly. Correct timing of orthodontic treatment can shorten the time spent in braces, reduce discomfort, and allow results that are not possible in adults.

To see if the time is right for your teen, call (239) 260-2100 or contact us.