The teenage years are the most common time for orthodontic treatment. That’s because by age 12, most, if not all, of your adult teeth have erupted. Crooked teeth rarely correct themselves, so this is when the majority of people seek orthodontic treatment.
For most people, pubertal growth spurt occurs during teenage years. If the upper and lower jaws are malaligned, orthopaedic treatment may be carried out at this time for growth guidance to improve the relationship between upper and lower jaws. To learn more about orthopaedic treatment, please refer to Orthopaedic Treatment on our website.
Treatments most likely involve upper and lower fixed braces. Some may require orthopaedic treatment. In such situations, treatment will be carried out in two phases: orthopaedic treatment, followed by, fixed braces treatment.
To find out more about orthodontic treatment for teenagers, see one of our specialist orthodontists for an assessment.